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    Default Is There A Geneticist In The House ?

    Check this out. Twin albino deer. 2 year olds. Now they are considered twins assumable because they had the same doe, but take note; one is male and one is female (no antlers). Now if they were truely identical twins, they would be the same sex, but they aren't. So then, if they are not identical, what are the odds of two albino deer - male and female - from the same litter ?)

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    If both parents have a recessive gene for albinism, the chances of any offspring being albino is one in four. The chances of two are one in sixteen.
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    BTW, I feel sorry for any female with no antlers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    BTW, I feel sorry for any female with no rack.
    Not intending to embarass the young lady any further, I'll amend my description.

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    Unless one or both parents were albino, then the odds go up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    Not intending to embarass the young lady any further, I'll amend my description.
    Aw, now I have to amend mine.
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    Big will figure this out with information from Wikipedia!
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    I think spider is right-on. One in 16.

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    If you took a male and female adult, both with the albinism gene, and mated them, the odds of having two albino young at any time would be 1 in 16. Then throw in the fact that they were from the same little, the odds drop, but only a little because depending on the species, up to 80% of births are multiple births. Then throw in the fact that you weren't specifically mating two deer with the albinism gene, but they randomly hooked up and I think the odds drop a lot. Is there any data on what percent of deer have the gene?

    Anyway, I think the odds would be 1 in [16/(0.8*(percent of deer with albinism gene)^2)]


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