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Re: HYB:  TB:  Pink

Problem is getting a pure pink that doesn't carry any purple or yellow. When
there is just one dose of anthocyanin inhibitor there is usuallly a faint
purplish flush to the bloom, especially on first opening. Also need to breed
out any expression of yellow. You can sometimes get very pure pinks from
using red bearded pure whites, at least on one side. These have at least 2
(often 4) doses of anthocyanin inhibitor and you know they don't have yellow
(there is no yellow inhibitor) but they usually carry pink  but just don't
have the 4 copies of the gene needed for expression.
Beard colour is not totally related for bloom colour so you also need to get
your beards to not be expressing yellows which will turn your pink beard
into tangerine (think this is how it works),

Basically your trying to get full expression of recessive pink genes and at
least 2 doses of the anthocyanin inhibitor ( or no anthocyanin genes at all)
and no orange or yellow genes.

Have fun.

Colleen Modra
Adelaide Hills AUST
zone 8/9

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "dawnsharon2001" <dawnsharon2001@nyc.rr.com>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 3:58 AM
Subject: RE: [iris-photos] HYB:  TB:  Pink

> Is that why a true sugar pink, leaning neither to peach nor to lilac, is
> hard to find?
> Another question: most pink TB beards are described as orange or
> What about the pink beards on some non-pink SDBs? Is there any way to
> produce a self pink with pink beard?
> At 09:55 AM 3/30/2005, Sharon wrote:
> >"FRANCELLE EDWARDS" <fjmjedwards@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> >
> > >The Pond Lily X Happenstance is my least favorite.  It opens deep
> > >and fades to a lighter mauve pink.  It's hafts seem narrow and its
> > >lace seems to curl the edge of the falls.  It has a strange zigzag
> > >stalk.  I'm not sure of the bud count yet.  I'm really hoping that
> > >its dozen siblings I'll find something better.
> >
> >Ahhhh... The great challenge of breeding for pinks -- how to draw the
> >between the pinkish orchids and flamingo pink. In my experience, the
> >orchid pigments fade with age while the flamingo pink pigments
> >persist.  If a flower becomes more pink with age, it's a keeper!  May not
> >be worthy of introduction, but can still be good breeding stock.
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