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#643679 - 09/25/08 03:00 AM How do you get a 100% leu het?
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#643680 - 09/25/08 03:12 AM Re: How do you get a 100% leu het? [Re: ]
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Breed a leu to a standard I believe.
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#643692 - 09/25/08 05:15 AM Re: How do you get a 100% leu het? [Re: cinnamonstix]
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I believe Gwen is right about that. However, since breeding for color is definitely NOT my forte I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong roflmao

Moving this over to Breeding & Babies.
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#643749 - 09/25/08 07:36 AM Re: How do you get a 100% leu het? [Re: sugarglidersuz]
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to get a 100% leu het, you have to have 1 parent that is a leucistic wink
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#643886 - 09/25/08 12:00 PM Re: How do you get a 100% leu het? [Re: BeckiT]
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Also, if you have a lower percentage het and it produces a leu, then the lower percentage het then becomes a 100% het. wink
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#643895 - 09/25/08 12:16 PM Re: How do you get a 100% leu het? [Re: Guerita135]
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the leu gene is recessive which means it can be masked by normal coloring....it takes two recessive genes to produce the all white glider.....if one parent is leucistic and the other is not, the only gene that the leu parent can contribute is a recessive leu gene...the normal parent will contribute its own gene for color, although the leu gene is not expressed, one knows with 100% certainty that the joey carries the leu gene (as it's parent is leucistic).....the lower percentage hets refer to the POSSIBILITY that the glider carries the leu gene.....like Nicole said, if you have a glider who is say a 66% POSSIBILITY of possessing the leu gene and it produces a leu baby, you are now 100% certain your glider carries the leu gene thus making your 66% chance of having the leu gene a 100% certainty of having the leu gene....voila a 100% leu het


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#645478 - 09/27/08 07:52 PM Re: How do you get a 100% leu het? [Re: ]
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I didn't realize that a proven leu breeder increases it's % to 100%. Thanks for that info!
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#645481 - 09/27/08 07:59 PM Re: How do you get a 100% leu het? [Re: GliderNursery]
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I learned something here too. Thanks

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#645486 - 09/27/08 08:11 PM Re: How do you get a 100% leu het? [Re: Snoopurr]
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#645579 - 09/27/08 10:48 PM Re: How do you get a 100% leu het? [Re: GliderNursery]
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Originally Posted By: GliderNursery
I didn't realize that a proven leu breeder increases it's % to 100%. Thanks for that info!
Yes, a partial het (anything other than 100%), only potentially carries the gene. I recently proved out a 33% het grin
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#645581 - 09/27/08 10:54 PM Re: How do you get a 100% leu het? [Re: BeckiT]
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Becki - you must have nearly had a heart attack.....a little white hiney sticking out at you.....awesome!!!!!!!!

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#645583 - 09/27/08 11:02 PM Re: How do you get a 100% leu het? [Re: ]
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I did! at first they both appeared to be leus, but than the other started coloring up and ended up a very beautiful gray smile His brother Levi still amazes me though grin http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r56/GlidinHigh/Arian_and_Amira/AAJoeys/Levi_and_Lucas/005-2.jpg
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r56/GlidinHigh/Arian_and_Amira/AAJoeys/Levi_and_Lucas/026-2.jpg
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#645585 - 09/27/08 11:06 PM Re: How do you get a 100% leu het? [Re: BeckiT]
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ohh what cuties....love the ears on the grey

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#645724 - 09/28/08 08:24 AM Re: How do you get a 100% leu het? [Re: ]
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That's awesome to have a 33% prove out! Congrats!! They are so cute.
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#645749 - 09/28/08 10:16 AM Re: How do you get a 100% leu het? [Re: GliderNursery]
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Thanks everyone smile The gray, Lucas, has a new mom that's just as in love with him as I am mlove
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#645835 - 09/28/08 01:16 PM Re: How do you get a 100% leu het? [Re: BeckiT]
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You mean, he's not a WF?! Wow! Considering how ight he is I surely expected him to be a WF!
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#645858 - 09/28/08 01:41 PM Re: How do you get a 100% leu het? [Re: Guerita135]
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nope, he developed bars, the little brat roflmao
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