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Old Sep 26 2010, 10:11 AM   #24
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Default Re: Golds prefer holder girls?

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Originally Posted by AnnMarie View Post
UNLESS...it trait is something passed through the male line, Anareth. Rather like the hemopheliac gene...it is passed by the mother, not the father. Males are more likely to actually HAVE it, but the females are the carriers.
If it's something that females CAN express genetically (i.e. not something that the other x-chromosome will overrule with the standard sequences), then that wouldn't really work - female Weyrbred descendants should have a good chance of expressing the same factors, and you'd see a boosting of those traits in the Weyr. Even if it IS on a completely recessive set of genes, adding a double-carrier to the Weyr's genepool is still going to increase the chances of more of the same further down the line.
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