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Old 07-06-2011, 12:48 PM   #31 
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Orange butterflies would be GORGEOUS.

I definitely think you should breed to a female with the right color and form later, after all, you want HIS color, so it is best to make it as dominant as possible in your line. If you end up with light orange and a bunch of yellows/cambos, you will not be happy, and it will be hard for you to find another male like that who can potentially give a very pure orange.
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:35 PM   #32 
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Still on the hunt for a good female, I really didnt think it would be this hard, for one thing, I would prefer to buy in the US because I want to buy 3 females or more and shipping from thailand would be my entire week of pay lol. Of course im looking for a good color compliment as well as form to my males. I have found only 2 females I like for Naran, one in the US (dark mustard HM) and one in Thailand ( lime body orange finned HM) We will see whats available when my pay check comes in I guess.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:22 AM   #33 
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Have you thought about asking breeders for a spawn sibling to a male (without purchasing the male) I have and I've gotten some great females that weren't on AB. Just find a male with the coloration you're looking for then email about a spawn sibling they usually show you a picture. =D
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:25 AM   #34 
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Yes!
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:25 AM   #35 
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breed orange with orange, and i was told you'll wash out the orange. x:
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:13 PM   #36 
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Orange is recessive and should be breed with another orange gene carrier. The lightest I will go is a strong solid mustard.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:55 PM   #37 
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i found two nice females.

Female #1- thai female. nice deep yellow and perfect form. she is a little expensive.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1310647805
Female #2- us female. yellow dragon she has nips in her anal fins but she still has perfect genetics. she is pretty cheap i guess.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1310770803

and when i went on betty splendens she crossed one of her orange bettas into her yellow dragon lines and got beautiful results. here is the link
http://bettysplendens.com/articles/p...articleid=3543
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:03 PM   #38 
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Luimeril, I have read the same thing in my research... you need to breed out of the line to keep the color. That however adds its own problems which is why orange is a difficult color to maintain.
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:04 PM   #39 
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it was suggested to me, to try adding a white betta to the mix. x: i dunno how well that would work.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:54 PM   #40 
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it was suggested to me, to try adding a white betta to the mix. x: i dunno how well that would work.

Maybe with white you could get lucky and get a Butterfly lol. I really dont get genetics but i have the general idea of it.. Or maybe if you breed a white dragon female or just a white female you will just get a bunch of yellows and out of the darkest females breed her to the father.

Would that be a kind of good female?
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