dam and sire

anonymous asked:

What causes a corgi to be a fluffy

Fluffy is a standard Mendelian recessive allele (as is tricolor). It won’t be expressed unless you have two copies, one from the dam and one from the sire.

Different variants of the same gene are called “alleles”. Let’s call the dominant regular-coat allele “N”, and the recessive fluffy-coat allele “f” [recessives are usually denoted in lower-case letters]. You get one allele from each parent (unless it’s on the X chromosome; males get only 1 maternal allele because the Y is largely empty).

NN = regular coat [“homozygous dominant” for biology majors]
Nf = regular coat (fluffy carrier) [“heterozygous”]
ff = fluffy coat [“homozygous recessive”]

Medelian ratios:

NN x NN –> 100% regular-coat pups, no carriers (this result is CERTAIN; all following percentages are PROBABILITIES only)
NN x Nf –> 100% regular-coat pups, 50% carriers
Nf x Nf –> 75% regular coat pups (NN and Nf), 25% ff Fluffies. Medelian 3:1 ratio. It’s actually a 1:2:1 ratio: 25% NN regular coat (“clear”) 50% Nf regular coat (“carriers”), 25% ff fluffies
Nf x ff –> 50% Nf carriers and 50% ff fluffies
ff X ff –> 100% ff fluffies (this result is CERTAIN).

In real life, it’s more complicated because many alleles are imperfectly dominant or recessive. They talk about “incomplete penetrance”. F'rinstance, the sable allele is thought to be an incompletely dominant red-color allele that lets a little black show in sable/tricolor heterozygotes. The blackheaded tri allele is thought to be recessive to the regular tri allele, which itself is recessive to red.

But the 100% true and real answer is that FLUFFIES ARE AMAZEBALLS GIFTS FROM THE HEAVENS HERE TO BLESS US WITH EPIC MOMOS AND FLOOFY LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Also, they don’t shed but a fraction of what non-fluff corgs do.  Just sayin’.

My life is still a veritable Galaxy of possibility

But I knocked off one potentiality today.
Which is good.
I can breath one hundredth more easily.

And also there is a dog on my stomach which makes life in general much better.

i think nine times out of ten omegas will give birth at home. 

a process with start with them around their seventh month (on average), which is called nesting.

they will find a place in their home/den where they feel the safest and most comfortable. then will begin to gather up supplies that they need to make a comfortable and suitable nest to have their pups in.

the most common things they will have are blanks, duvets, pillows, and towels 

from there on they will start to gather clothing from their mate and even their own to increase the scent of both the dam and sire. they will even add in some of their pups’ clothing so when they are born, they won’t be fussy in strange clothing. 

omegas will give birth in their nests with the help of just their alpha or a trusted midwife. 

they will proceed to stay in the nest with their alpha until their pups have imprinted fully on their scents. if pups are taken out of the nest too early, they risk getting incredibly to nearly deathly ill. 

imprinting tends to take a few days to three weeks, generally around the time that it takes an omega to heal up from the birth


Rags to Riches wins the 2007 Belmont Stakes

Belmont Week 2017 begins. Trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez will try to make history this year with the one-eyed underdog Patch in the Belmont Stakes. Ten years ago they had Rags to Riches become the first filly to win the Belmont in 102 years.

This superfilly had an impressive resume though. She won the Santa Anita Oaks and Kentucky Oaks impressively, and some even thought she should have ran in the Kentucky Derby instead of the Oaks. Indications were we would not get to see her owners run her against the boys, but in this fateful Belmont she would bobble out of the gate and still go on to beat no less than Curlin in a field that also featured Tiago and Hard Spun.

Though Patch is much less experienced and accomplished than Rags to Riches was and will probably remain a longshot in the 2017 Belmont Stakes, his dam’s sire is the influential sire of Rags’, A.P. Indy. Rags to Riches was part of the first book bred to 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, but there has yet to be a substantiated report of a foal.

SO someone in the nature forums brought up what each breed of dragon might call it’s young. And I went a little overboard? TAXONOMY IS MY PASSION I GUESS...

All credit to nature user soshiki for the idea!

YOUNG: Chick
MALE: Cockerel
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Pit (a pit of coatls)

YOUNG: Nymph
MALE: King
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Colony or Swarm (A colony/swarm of Fae)

MALE: Bull
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Convoy (A convoy of guardians)

YOUNG: Prince/Princess
FEMALE: Regina
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Court (A court of Imperials)

MALE: Sire
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Mob (A mob of mirrors)

COLLECTIVE NOUN: Family (A family of nocturnes)

MALE: Stag
COLLECTIVE NOUN: String (A string of pearlcatchers)

MALE: Bull
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Battery (A battery of ridgebacks)

YOUNG: Chick
MALE: Drake
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Troop (a troop of skydancers)

YOUNG: Snapling
MALE: Bull
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Thunder (A thunder of snappers)

YOUNG: Spindle
FEMALE: She-Spool
MALE: Spool
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Knot (A knot of spirals)

COLLECTIVE NOUN: Herd (A herd of tundras)

YOUNG: Fledgeling
MALE: Bull
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Pack (A pack of wildclaws)

Hot Dam! Let's learn some cow lingo!

Want to learn some cow lingo? I knew it! 

Dam - The mother of a cow

Sire - The father of a cow

Calf - A baby cow

Yearling - A cow that is a year old

Bull - A male cow

Steer - A male cow that has lost his manhood

Heifer - A female cow that has not developed an udder yet and therefore is not producing milk

Cow - A female cow that has developed an udder and is producing milk

Freemartin - An infertile female cow; occurs when the twins born are one male and one female

Now go show off your newly learned vocabulary!


Found some old pictures!

The rabicano red roan was Handy, my mom’s previous horse. A QH imported from Italy. He was… a character. Unfortunately had to be put down at age 17 due to complications from colic.

The grey is both my mom’s and my first horse. (She was born in ‘80, mom got her when she was three. We owned her 'till she had to be put down due to PPID complications in '09.) Kim was an Anglo-Arab. (Polish Arab dam, Arab x Gelders sire.)

Sweetest horse I’ve ever known, and now that I’m looking at these pictures, she had a pretty solid conformation, too. Plus, she had a rock-solid constitution. If not for the PPID, it wouldn’t have surprised me if she’d still be around. She’s never been lame and only had a colic like three times, due to poor management by barn owners…

Do you ever see horses whose names are mixed from their dam and sire and think how far along has this name mixture gone. Like years ago someone could have bred cotton ball and water fairy and year later the names have turned into silver smoke mountain or dunn pancake cliff

New headcanon: the reason that elves and men can’t tell the difference between male and female dwarves is that there is no male/female binary among dwarves. All dwarves are born intersex, and simply choose when they’re grown if they want to be dams or sires. Clothing is up to preference and comfort. Professions are up for grabs. Anyone can be anything they want to be.

ealbertorio  asked:

Hi! I'm about to purchase a Welsh Corgi from a stranger and I wanted to know if they were the real deal. Is there any way I can send you the pictures of the parents and puppies and maybe you can help me sort them out? Thank you for your time! :)

Um, everything about this sounds WRONG.

If it’s not a reputable breeder or shelter/rescue organization, you really shouldn’t just “buy a corgi."  None of the CAs are experts on breeding or conformation, and you can’t tell enough from just pictures.

You need to verify if the "breeder” is registered, if they are affiliated with any PWC or CWC organizations, if they have references, if they have the full pedigrees of their puppies and any dams, sires, etc.  Honestly, there’s a lot that goes into finding a RESPONSIBLE BREEDER. “Buying a corgi from a stranger” is just…it sounds sketch.  Sending in pictures to randoms on the Internet to see if they think it looks ok?  Also not enough.

Sorry, but it takes more than that.

Here are some resources, but would definitely reconsider before doing what you’re describing without further research and preparation. ESPECIALLY if you get the chance, MEET THE BREEDER first! Visit the puppies, visit the dam/sire if you can, meet more than one breeder, even!