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Discussion in 'Quail' started by Derrin, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I think before one is able to understand the calculators they have to master genetics.
     
  2. Derrin

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    I know genetics but not a master. Lol That calculator is confusing with all the options at once and no way to pick just one mother and father that I can see. Will try it on my computer instead of my phone.
     
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  3. I could try. Maybe we are not trying to get the same result as each other. But try this. I will do an example with the first link, the "U.S" one.

    Put in the stats of your male on the left column. Pharaoh is the base for all, so you leave it as Pharaoh for any dropdown that does not include your bird. Lets say I have a male Tuxedo. That means I only deal with the last dropdown. I mark it as tuxedo. All the other dropdowns stay as Pharaoh. Now our lady. Let's say she is Italian. So I only deal with the third dropdown. Leave the rest as Pharaoh. Hit Calculate. Get the following estimates for what the babies will be.

    [​IMG] 12.5% Italian
    [​IMG] 12.5% Italian
    [​IMG] 12.5% Italian Tuxedo
    [​IMG] 12.5% Italian Tuxedo
    [​IMG] 12.5% Pharaoh
    [​IMG] 12.5% Pharaoh
    [​IMG] 12.5% Tuxedo
    [​IMG] 12.5% Tuxedo

    Those estimated might seem like a "yeah....I can easily just divide the babies into equal chunks of all the parents". But that is not always the case. Change the female to be a Manchurian and suddenly you get....
    [​IMG] 25% Italian
    [​IMG] 25% Italian
    [​IMG] 25% Italian Tuxedo
    [​IMG] 25% Italian Tuxedo

    No Manchurian babies....

    Or make the dad English White and the mom Italian.

    [​IMG] 25% Italian Tuxedo
    [​IMG] 25% Italian Tuxedo
    [​IMG] 25% Tuxedo
    [​IMG] 25% Tuxedo

    No English white babies or pure Italian babies.

    Does that help? I think the key is to leave the dropdown set to Pharaoh unless another choice on that dropdpown applies to your bird.
     
  4. Texas Kiki

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    Does this look correct for a male pharaoh with a female tuxedo?
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  5. @KikisGirls . That is how I would have inputted it. And those estimates look about what I would expect for the babies. It is all about dominant versus recessive genes. Sometimes the estimate is pretty boring (like in your example), but sometimes it is much more fun when the genes mix in fun ways that spit out babies that don't look like EITHER of the parents.
     
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  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Thanks.
    I am going to figure out quail genetics this coming year.
     
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  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    You don't have to be a master at genetics just understand Punnets square.
     
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  8. Texas Kiki

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    Oh yes I do.
     
  9. Erkenstein

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    Interesting. Thanks!
     
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