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Genetics Color Question on Cattle
« on: April 15, 2019, 03:09:44 PM »
I have a white Hi-Ho Silver yearly heifer, out of a black NLC Upgrade-SM x Angus, (half blood SIMM-AN)  cow.

If I breed her to a Red Angus bull, what color calf will I get?
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Re: Genetics Color Question on Cattle
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 04:30:47 PM »
Hi ho silver is heterozygous black (one red + one black gene) plus he also carries one copy of the diluter gene which is what makes him appear a smokey color. 

 Your hi ho silver heifer calf most likely ( 50% chance if Her simAngus cow is heterozygous black, 75% chance if she is homozygous black) has a dark nose but before proceeding you will have to clarify before I can give a definitive:  what color is her nose?
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Re: Genetics Color Question on Cattle
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 04:37:06 PM »
 Without knowing your heifers pigment color,  the four possibilities are: solid red, solid black, buckskin, or smoky- like high ho silver

If your heifer has a pink nose, her offsprings color possibilities are then reduced to either solid red or buckskin. 50% chance of either

 If she has a dark nose,  any of the four possibilities mentioned above. 
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Re: Genetics Color Question on Cattle
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 08:16:15 PM »
I have been messing around with Red Angus-Shorthorn matings. Sometimes you get an orangy color doing this. I don't like like the orange deal myself.
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Re: Genetics Color Question on Cattle
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 08:23:23 PM »
Heres a daughter just after weaning  of a full sib to hi ho silver WHO LOOKS JUST LIKE HIM yellow as a buttercup- from a rwm marks Shorthorn Cow pictured Thats her a few years ago-She was 13 when she weaned the spotted female pictured raised on Kansas grass never any creep- She was gonna get flushed so fed her a little at that time when the picture was taken  O0
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