Effect of Female Caudal on Male types

January 26, 2007 at 12:01 am | Posted in General | Leave a comment

Most of the breeders will tell you the shape of caudal and body to select for female when you wish to breed them. But not many will tell you the type of pattern and color to select for to produce what sort of male.

Here are my thoughts and experiments on such female caudals. It may not apply to all females spawn but nevertheless, in most of my trials – the results proved positive.

Female 1 type – With both darker (or can be blue or yellow or other color) streaks at the top and bottom of the caudal with center no color or pattern;

Such female usually produces male with patterns with center part less color and pattern; and also lyre look type of tail. Photos of such males are shown below;

This type of female caudal has evenly spread color and pattern. If your desired male is blue grass or blue based pattern, choose one female with more blue intensed blue color as below;
(Disregard the swallow extended fin – take it as without the swallow gene).

Female 2a;

Used to produce such Male 2b;
Dots are not so well defined.

Female 2b;
(Disregard the extended bottom fin of this swallow female; the more intense blue color and more defined dots are selected).

OK, finally found this female grass photo. This is a good example of a female grass with good patterns and color based for producing good male blue grass.

Male 2a;
Such female will produce this type of male (better colored caudal with more defined dots).

Red Grass;
If your desired male is like red grass like this Male 2c, then your female should be like Female 2a with less blue based color and more yellowish based for caudal. The caudal of the female has some darker shade of black will produce the male with a darker background color.
Male 2c;

Female 3;
Such female color and pattern on the caudal is a bit confusing and tacky. A number of various strains of males can be produced using such similar female – males like albino full red, albino coral red grass, etc..

Male 3;
Albino Coral Red Grass – This male is produced using the above type of female. Go for more defined patterns and intensed red on the female caudal.

Female 4;
For albino coral red mosaic, the female is less red base and more yellow.

Male 4;
Albino coral red mosaic. Compared the female and male with the albino coral red grass.

To produce a good Half-Metal male (this photo shows a Half-Metal Cobra), use a female with darker black based caudal. It’s also good if there are some patterns of the male caudal).

Such female is used to produce the half-metal male. If a non-black based is used, the half-metal male (fore front part of the male body) pattern will not be well defined.

Female 6;
This is a female snakeskin (not in good finnage due to sickness) and you may see some similar pattern and color like the male. Snakeskin may be easiy available from the lfs but usually only the male and not female. So one may not visualise how a female snakeskin may be. Choose one that has similar pattern and color on the female caudal and dorsal as the male.

Male 6;
This is a male snakeskin. The father is a topsword snakeskin and of ‘wild’ type. You may see that the snakeskin pattern is not of IFGA standard with no much ‘interlocking’. Anyway, in this example – is to show how a female snakeskin like : female 6.

Below are posted by Michel Bruno;

Like you said:
Female 7;
This is a Lace Snakeskin`s female. Choose one that has clear pattern in the caudal and dorsal. Female with clear pattern produces males with more lace pattern.

Male 7;
This is a Lace Snakeskin`s male. You may see that the snakeskin pattern is IFGA standard.


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