Syrian Hamster

Genetics

The Basics

Mutation

Inheritance

Probability

Principles of Breeding

Genotyping

 

Inheritance

 By Jan of The River Road Hamstery

 

Gametes - A Common Misconception

see Jan's site http://hometown.aol.com/theriverrd/inheritance.htm

 

When Jan prated herself, I could add something about me. Here is my story.

I, for a change, crossed Dark Eared White with Black Eyed White supposed to get only all white puppies. Although I didn't even know theirs proper names. White was white, so I was certain to get all white babies. I was perplexed when the litter came up all Grey. It took me luckily anly few weeks to figure out, mainly thanksgiving Jan's site, how genetics works.

It is possible to get from two white hamsters all white puppies but it is needed to use the "right" white. Dark Eared White x Dark Eared White and Black Eyed White x Black Eyed White.