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Re: breeding 6 fall bearded Irises

  • Subject: Re: breeding 6 fall bearded Irises
  • From: greenthumbs <greenthumbs777@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 06:58:02 -0700 (PDT)

I looked up 'Falling For You' and it looks quite similar to 'Six Pack'. You do
know if there is any common ancestry involved?

I think 25% seems like quite a
good rate for a mutation? If I could get a rate that high, I would be quite
pleased. I breed fowl and that is about the same rate as for some of their

The somewhat fickle nature of the flat trait not always
holding true is something I've read about, but have yet to witness with the
ones I have here. Does that seem more or less frequent some yrs than other?


--- On Wed, 5/27/09, Michael Sutton
<info@suttoniris.com> wrote:

> From: Michael Sutton <info@suttoniris.com>
Subject: Re: [iris] breeding 6 fall bearded Irises
> To: iris@hort.net
> Date:
Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 9:37 AM
> about 25% from a few crosses with
> Falling
For You.  Flats can have a tendency to not
> always be flat too....can't quite
figure that one out as 7
> flowers on the same stalk will be flat with six
falls and
> beards and then two will not be flat but usually have six
> falls
with no beards.  they are a bit frustrating and
> could use some really
focused work.
> Mike Sutton
> ----- Original Message ----- From:
"greenthumbs" <greenthumbs777@yahoo.com>
> To: <Iris@hort.net>
> Sent:
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 3:34 PM
> Subject: [iris] breeding 6 fall bearded Irises
> > Hi all,
> > 
> >   I just joined the list. I have been
> attempting
to breed flat beardeds. I have only been
> successful in getting three
seedlings so far and have yet to
> see what blooms they produce. I would
ideally like to
> produce numbers more into the 100s or 1,000s for better
selections. I have more blooms this yr than last and the
> weather has been
cooler and more humid. Maybe things will
> turn out better this yr.
> > 
>   My question regarding this breeding
> has to do with the heredity of the
6-fall trait. I was
> wondering how it transfers to offspring? My guess is
> it's co-dominant, or incompletely dominant, since I've seen
> some Iris
that seem to have this trait to varying degrees
> and do not appear completely
100% either way?
> > 
> >   Has anyone ever bred a 6-fall iris to
> a standard
iris, and if so, what would you say was the
> approximate percent, if any,
that turned out flat?
> >   Thanks for any info!
> > 
> > 
> > David
> > 
> >
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