My Marked Up Calf

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Re: My Marked Up Calf

Postby Backbone Ranch » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:21 pm

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"?
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Re: My Marked Up Calf

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:37 pm

I am not sure. Never used to be, but I know they can test for the diluter gene now, so maybe??
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Re: My Marked Up Calf

Postby Muddy » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:04 pm

All I knows that I've seen Simmentals and SimAngus have labelled as spotting gene carriers on the bull sale ads.
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