txag":sesj26qg said:MikeC":sesj26qg said:farmer rich":sesj26qg said:You cant say with 100% certainty that a hereford is 100% pure just because its red, but you can say with 100% certainty that its not if it is black.
That might not be a factual statement either Rich. The genome of cattle has been mapped but they do not know what each chromosome and gene is responsible for as of yet.
But I will say that your statement is "Highly Probable". Very highly.
what you're leaving out is the ability to dna for parentage. i'd be willing to bet the first black herefords will not dna to two red parents.
do you happen to know if the first black charolais was dna'd to confirm parentage to white parents?
I do not but will ask. I have had red calves from two white parents though. They became white over time.