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Old 19th June 2008   #1
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Default albino/wild type crossing?

hi i have a wild type axolotl and was wondering what the chances of me getting another wild colour if i bred her with an albino? or a Leucistic axolotl? or if their was anychance of getting a wild colour out of two albinos?



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Old 19th June 2008   #2
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Default Re: albino/wild type crossing?

http://axolotl.org/genetics.htm

That link will explain everything. Basically, wild-type is the dominant gene and can carry any of the others. If you cross two albinos, you'll get an assortment of albinos. If you cross an albino with a wild-type and the wild-type is carrying the albino gene you'll get wilds and albino offspring. If you cross it with a leucistic the same rule applies. If you have a wild type that doesn't carry the same gene that the other expresses then you'll more than likely end up with 100% wild offspring and a good percentage of them will be heterozygous for the other parent's gene.



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Default Re: albino/wild type crossing?

By breeding with a wildtype (phenotype) you can get almost everything out of it, depending on its genes as Jake said. You can even get a leucistic when crossing with an albino, by breeding two wildtypes you can get wildtypes, albinos, leucistics, melanoids and so on - and you can get only wildtypes. You can not tell the offspring as long as you do not know the parents genetics.

The only thing for sure is that you will only get albinos by breeding two albinos, leucistics by breeding two leucistics, melanoids by breeding two melanoids and so on. Have a look at the genetics page as Jake suggested, you can't specifically breed without understanding the genetic things.



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Default Re: albino/wild type crossing?

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albinos by breeding two albinos, leucistics by breeding two leucistics, melanoids by breeding two melanoids
I guess you mean this but just clarify that you can only guarantee an albino by breeding two albinos but it is possible to get an albino from two none albino parents if both carry one recessive albino allele and so on for the other recessive colour morphs i.e. leutisitic and melanoid



I reply to your original question two albinos could not give a wild type. The other two breeding combinations (albino x wild type, leutistic X wild type) tris would depend whether your wild type has one recessive albino or leutistic allele which cannot be determined by looking at your axolotl. If you were to breed you would end up with a proportion of wild types and could sell the rest but it is probably easier to buy a wild type!



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Default Re: albino/wild type crossing?

Hey salamander guy,
where'd you get your wild type? Crowfoot Petland has Leusistic (i think), possibly albino's right now...



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Default Re: albino/wild type crossing?

hi dash i got my wild type axolotl at the taras spring reptile show



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