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Recessive Vs Dominant Traits
By the intelligent application of genetic principles we can choose to reinforce traits that we consider desirable and reduce the incidence of those we feel are detrimental by trying to ensure that our litters are as homozygous as possible for those alleles that produce the desired effect. An animal that has a high percentage of its genes in the homozygous state will pass those features on with a great deal of consistency, and is said to be "pre potent" for those features.


Summary

 

          Dominant Traits           Recessive Traits
  1. Do not skip generations

  2. Generally affect a large # of progeny

  3. Only animals showing the trait carry it

  4. There is less danger of continuing undesirable- desirable traits

  5. The trait may come from just one parent

  1. The trait may skip one or more generations

  2.  Generally affect a small # of progeny

  3. Only animals homozygous for the trait exhibit it

  4. Heterozygous animals can only be determined by mating, so there is more danger of continuing undesirable traits

  5. The trait, when seen must come from both parents

 
Genetically Dominant and Recessive Traits

 

Dominant Traits Recessive Traits

Long Head

Large Or Long ears

Low set ears

Wide ear leather

Coarse skull

Short foreface

Erect ears

Dark eye

Normal eye

Brown eye

Wire, short or curly coat

Poor lay back

Poorly angulated stifle

High set tail

Heavy bone

Deep chest

Straight topline

Good spring of rib

Short stifle

Light pigment

Normal hearing

Good eyesight

Good eye pigment

Self-color

Black nose

Good mouth

Normal palate

Normal lip

Straight tail

Short Head

Small or Short ears

High set ears

Narrow ear leather

Fine skull

Long foreface

Drop of tipped ears

Light eye

Large bulging eyes

Blue eye

Smooth long or straight coat

Good lay back

Well angulated stifle

Low set tail

Light Bone

Shallow chest

Sway back

Poor spring of rib

Long stifle

Dark pigment

Deafness

Night blindness

Wall eyes

Parti-Color

Dudley nose

Overshot or undershot

Cleft palate

Hair lip

Kinked or bent tail


Source: Can't remember where I got this (it's not mine). If you know and would be kind enough to let me know, I would happily put a proper reference.

 

See also the article Planned Breeding by Lloyd C. Brackett and the Maternal Grandsire Effect by Cindy Vogels, both good articles.

 

 

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