galloway fan":18arff5f said:
Can anyone give me information about color patterns that result from crossing simmentals with solid color eg black cattle. From what I have read, there seems to be different patterns of inheritance of stocking and blaze patterns
In many ways it a crapshoot as to what you'll get. The spotting gene combinations throw seem interesting curves.
It seems (to me anyway) that there are kind of a spotting gene combination, an anti-spotting gene combination and a neutral spotting gene combination. The anti will prevent any spotting, the neutral will allow spotting and the actual spotting gene in combination with the neutral will give you spotting. The same applies to stocking, white face, neck patch etc. That's just my views from seeing some rather interesting results when breeding various coat patterns
Thanks for responding. Do you have any experience with what happens when an unmarked simmental / solid (galloway) bull is backcrossed to a solid cow (galloway)??? From such a croos, we have obtained about 20% marked calves.