First time laying eggs.. Only laid a few

Scarleey

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So I've raised my 4 newts from 3 months old. My one female has started laying eggs the past 2 days... Shes only laid 15-20. Is this normal for a first lay?
Also if a leutistic mates with a wild caught what will the babies be?
 

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What kind of newt? I'm guessing ribbed newt. Sometimes they lay big bunches of eggs and sometimes they only lay a few. If the wild type is het for leucistic half of the babies will be leucistic and half will be wild type (het for leucistic). If the wild type is not het for leucistic all of the offspring will be wild type (het for leucistic).
 

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Yes ribbed newt. Thank you for the genetic information, thats exactly what I was looking for.
 
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