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Possible Recessive Genetic Inheritance Calculator

Recessive colors/traits require that each parent pass down a recessive gene to produce the color/trait. This means that each expression of a recessive color/trait requires two recessive genes. The “possible het percentage” describes the probability that the joey inherited at least one copy of the recessive gene (Note: sugar gliders that inherit two copies of the recessive gene will show the recessive color/trait). A sugar glider either has the recessive gene or does not have the recessive gene. Recessive genes are like flipping a coin; either you get heads or you get tails. There is no in-between. The higher the percentage, the more likely it is that the joey inherited the recessive gene. Once a sugar glider produces a joey with the recessive gene/trait, it is considered proven to be a 100% het.

This script will give you three separate calculations.

  • First number is the probability that the joey will inherit at least one copy of the recessive gene. (Note: sugar gliders that inherit two copies of the recessive gene will show the recessive color/trait).

  • Second number is the probability that the joey will inherit two copies of the gene from its parents. This number is used by breeders to evaluate the risk/reward of a specific pairing with the ultimate goal of producing color.

  • Third number is the rounded probability that the joey will inherit at least one copy of the recessive gene. This number is used by breeders to advertise joeys.


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Location

Jennifer Chandler
Andover, Ohio
940-448-0536
petsugargliders@gmail.com

USDA Licensed

31-A-0516