This primer on the inheritance of color in sheep is designed for those shepherds who are aiming to control the range of wool color(s) in their flock of natural color sheep. The workshop summarizes the primary genes influencing the inheritance of color, as well as techniques to aid in prediction of lamb color. A basic understanding of Mendelian genetics is necessary.
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Breeding for Color in Wool Sheep
Marie E. Minnich is actively involved in the conservation of Romeldale CVM sheep, a heritage breed known for its next-to-skin soft wool in a broad range of color patterns. Her breeding goals include the pursuit of a more in-depth knowledge of factors influencing color production in natural color wools and conservation of known rare color patterns in sheep.
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