British Range = Dark British Range?

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  1. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New question!

    I have always thought that the Rossetta was when you crossed a Brown (or some color) with a Tibetan, and a Tibetan was a Rosetta x Rosetta or Tibetan x Tibetan breeding.

    ie. Rosettas were a "single dose" of the color gene and Tibetans were a "double dose."

    How wrong am I and how does it really work?
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    British Range is the Rosetta. Someone coined the term Rosetta here in the U.S in the lab when they started getting the gold pinning

    The Dark British Range is the Tibetan. Both can be housed together. The "Rosettas" do not breed true
     
  3. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I was wondering. So I assume a Rosetta is going to be a Brown x Tibet or Manchurian x Tibet cross?
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    The Rosetta came from Dark Range crossing with a brown...you can get similar results with a Manchurian, yes.
     

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