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Practical Color Genetics for Livestock Breeders

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473 in stock

Practical Color Genetics for Livestock Breeders is a guide for breeders on the biology behind coat color in large animals directing breeders on how to implement breeding strategies to achieve desired results.

D. Phillip Sponenberg
SKU 2517B Categories , Tag

Description

For animal breeders coat color genetics is one of the fundamental elements of breeding, along with health and conformation. Breeders need to know about coat color for showing purposes and where the fibre is used in industry, for example sheep and alpaca wool.

Breeding for coat color is complicated because many dominant and recessive traits interact to produce the base coat color. Alleles for these occur in pairs, so that the phenotype, or visual appearance, does not always reflect the underlying genotype.

Practical Color Genetics for Livestock Breeders is a guide for breeders on the biology behind coat color in large animals directing breeders on how to implement breeding strategies to achieve desired results.

 

 

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Goat Color
  3. Goat Agouti Locus Details
  4. Putting Knowledge to Work: Goats
  5. Sheep Color
  6. Sheep Agouti Locus Details
  7. Putting Knowledge to Work: Sheep
  8. Cattle Color
  9. Putting Knowledge to Work: Cattle
  10. Alpaca and Llama Color
  11. Putting Knowledge to Work: Alpacas and Llamas
  12. Hog Color
  13. Putting Knowledge to Work: Hogs

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