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Old 03-27-2019, 09:23 PM   #1
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Default Tortoiseshells

Ok so i have a black tort banded female, she's being bred to a black male. She only has 2 yellow spots on her, is there any way to breed for better markings? Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2019, 01:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: Tortoiseshells

It's really just luck - she may well produce lovely well marked torts. You tend to get better torts when you add in a pattern I find so having a band or a dominant spot makes the tort patches clearer. It's the same with bands and dominant spots. A terrible banded parent can have lovely bands come up in the pups and vice versa!
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