The Genetics of A/B/O: Getting Rigorous in Here!
So almost three months ago, I got it into my head that there should be a genetic model for inheriting alpha/beta/omega genders (sexes?) and spent maybe an hour or so doodling ideas on scratch paper before writing it up into this post. About a week and a half later, Christi found the post and made some much-needed improvements on it and invited me to try for the Omega Network, and eventually, I did. (They’re fantastic people, and I’m so very happy to call them friends.)
Last week (or two weeks ago?), following a discussion in the network, Christi made another post to summarize what we’d come up with, and also created a really great theoretical diagram for the anatomy of an omega male. And then yesterday, we all got into the science of a/b/o again, and I felt like we’d benefit from a comprehensive look at that genetic scheme from before. So I broke out Excel and got to work.
To keep this short, I’d just like to draw your attention to the third cap, which contains the “Types of Offspring for Individuals” table. It’s probably the most interesting table because of the average percentages listed at the bottom, which give us, as said in the description, a look at what the population distribution for gender might look like in an a/b/o universe with this genetic model.
It’s not surprising that alpha males come up the most often because they can have three genotypes, as opposed to everyone else, who can only have one or two, but I’m actually quite surprised at how evenly the other genders actually come out. However, the population tends to skew towards more males.
I might make another summary table separating alpha/beta/omega from male/female to see what those numbers look like, but until then, the science of a/b/o!