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Dominant and Recessive Genes for Color
So I have four sows and they are all a York/Exotic Hamp cross (Blue Butt). I bred one to a pure Hamp, one to a pure Duroc, and the other two to a Blue Butt. They just pigged this last week and... all of my pigs are blue butts. I've been doing some research on dominant and recessive genes / genotypes and pheontypes, but I am having some trouble finding a solid answer to the situation (I know that genetics can be very complex). What do I need to do in order to end up with red or black pigs? I realize there is no physical way to determine which piglets carry a colored gene other than the color that they actually are. Please help.