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sottobosco
06-07-2008, 03:22 PM
Back in the late 90's it was said that we couldn't get orange in bettas because yellow was actually a non-red gene and if you crossed red with yellow and did the appropriate breedings the only thing you would get would be reds and yellows. *I am just wondering if anyone knows where along the line did orange come from. *I seem to recall that Gilbert Limenco started doing breedings with unique colors but I can't remember exactly. *Does anyone know from what genes we got what is now the orange betta?

Thanks,
Robert

PhishPhreek
07-02-2008, 08:00 PM
The orange is a second non-red gene separate from the yellow non-red. * There is a lot of speculation going on as to what we will git if we cross a yellow with an orange. * Of course the first generation F! will be red (one non-red yellow & one non-red orange gene) or will it ?
I just got a trio of oranges from Gilber and it will be fun to see all the possible combinations.


I wish I could post pictures of them, but for some reason, I have run out of room. *:cry: