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Old 24th September 2008   #1
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Question Axolotl colours

My golden albino female axolotl (George) and wildtype male (Kai) bred last year.
Out of the 50 babies i raised
2 were grey, they have a sort of leucistic coloured blueish black eyes, they began as a purple colour and the one i kept has gone darker grey now.
1 was white with leucistic eyes
about 10 were black
half of the rest were yellow with the gold ring around their eyes the axies later turned a brown colour
the other half began as brown and turned much darker as they aged (nearly black with an olive sheen)

(all eggs started as white looking so the other wildtype female that was in the tank couldn't be a part of the family)

My question is.... how can i get this many colour variations from just two parents?



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Old 24th September 2008   #2
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It's all a question of genetics. The golden albino has two different gene types, and the wild type has brought variety to the mix:
http://www.axolotl.org/genetics.htm

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Old 25th September 2008   #3
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Oh em gee! It's Sarge, Eclipse and Aphro's mummy! Fatten up George.. she was cooler when she was obese. We should breed Sarge and/or Eclipse with a golden albino and see what we get *nod*



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Seriously Kudos, Kai was the best gift I ever gave you haha



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