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ABC(and D and E) of Color Genetics

by
Betty Chu

You may ask why I write about color genetics?

I am not an expert in any genetics, but I have a simple way to explain the principles of color genetics for English Angora. I am not going to use big words, so relax and follow my explanation.

The color of rabbits are determined by 5 letters: A, B, C, D, E.

Wild rabbits carry color genetic make up of AABBCCDDEE which appear as chestnut agouti. Over thousands of years, mutations occured. In addition to all capital letters genes, some genes of lower letters and lower letters with subscripts show up. There are some rules to remember:

If you do the homework and wish to know whether your answers are correct, you may email me at BettyChuEnglishAngora@yahoo.com and I'd be happy to grade your paper.


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