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Platinum color question #843116
09/23/09 01:04 PM
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Ok it seems people are understanding the platinum gene better and better these days. From what I gather- the gene is "turned on" so to speak by the leu gene. Right? So my question is this. If a platinum het is paired with a 33% leu het and they produce a platinum... Would that leu be proven as a carrier of the leu gene? They have to have it 100% to be passed on to make a platinum...right? dunno


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Re: Platinum color question [Re: Glide_Bye_Lily] #843399
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The Platinum gene is not necessarily turned on by the Leu Gene. Anita has produced a platinum with no leu gene at all. I have just produced a platinum and am not sure if there is Leu in the gene. There possibly could be, but the mother is a 66% and the dad is a 25% with his father never having produced Leu. Two 100% het for platinum will produce a platinum whether there is a Leu gene or not.


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Re: Platinum color question [Re: Sheila] #843408
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hmmm....

thank you! it was just something that was on my mind. grin


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Re: Platinum color question [Re: Glide_Bye_Lily] #846273
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The silverbelle Platinum line has no Leu in it at all either. So, yeah, it's a tricky one. Still trying to make sense of it!

Re: Platinum color question [Re: ] #846288
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What does a platinum glider look like? I keep hearing about them lately.


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Re: Platinum color question [Re: Tish84] #846316
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http://www.glidercentral.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/838829/2

Here's sheila's latest Joey Mihaly(sp?) Haley's granddaughter. She's still small but I hope it kinda clears it up for you. grin


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Re: Platinum color question [Re: Glide_Bye_Lily] #846319
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Here is Zeppi, One of my White faced Platinums. They are silvery in color, and just beautiful.

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Re: Platinum color question [Re: ] #846444
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Here's a couple of older pictures of my Platinum "Nicky"




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