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Re: HYB: summer bloom 072N2

  • Subject: Re: HYB: summer bloom 072N2
  • From: "flatnflashy" <flatnflashy@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2008 12:35:17 -0000

--- In iris-photos@yahoogroups.com, "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@...>

That beard is fascinating. Yet another example of what I
call "agouti".

Looks like five distinct stripes of color to me; carrot(russet), dark
mulberry, orange, cream, and the ridge is pink. I suppose one could
argue carrot and orange are the same... but there are two bands of it

One Bulletin article a while back mentioned that some breeders start
at the beard to draw out a color break-- like tangerine beards being
linked to pink (or was it orange). I've been wondering if a breeder
could learn to read the beard as if it were a map of the color
genetics involved in an iris.

One notation in that direction... it seems that when there is a very
dark agouti band on the beard, as in your picture and several of
mine, the dark band is at about the same height on the beard hairs.


> Here is 072N2 in maiden bloom today. (Actually opened last Sunday,
but I was out of town and missed the first couple of blossoms.)
WEARING RUBIES X 01J14:(984M7:(Champagne Elegance x Lady Friend) x
Romantic Evening). 24 1/2" tall, 6 buds, a little too bunched. The
beard (attached) is hard to describe. It's basically a bright
russett, but with creamy yellow underlay and some cinnamon tips
interspersed. Sweet, spicy fragrance. -- Griff

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