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Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:21 pm
by Backbone Ranch
That's a nice looking calf. Just out of curiosity, is there a test that will tell you if an individual is carrying the gene for body spots? Or do breeders have to figure it out by "trial and error"?

Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:37 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
I am not sure. Never used to be, but I know they can test for the diluter gene now, so maybe??

Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:04 pm
by Muddy
All I knows that I've seen Simmentals and SimAngus have labelled as spotting gene carriers on the bull sale ads.