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Ranchu And Lionheads


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I know that they are technically different breeds, but I have heard that you can rear Lionhead and Ranchu from the same batch of fry. Does anyone know if this is true?

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Not sure; since their different species I don't think you could unless the parents were a ranchu and a lionhead; maybe then you could. I have trouble telling the difference, but think ranchu's have a more arched back in general, and that the lionhead is supposed to be the Chinese version of the ranchu, so I don't know how you could decihper the difference between the two from fry, as they have different variations. Unsure though, it's just an idea, and I'm sure some one else knows this better than me, or you could ask the question in the Breeding fourm.

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I would think the visual difference between the two would be why you would think that one can come from the other. A cull ranchu fry may look identical to a lion head, and vice versa. Alot of fry can revert back to their 'common' form, and look like a common. They are still ranchus, justlacking the physical characteristics to make them so. Just my take on the question anyway.

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"Their the same species, just different varieties."

You're right; mistake on my part, should have said different breeds, I suppose. Thanks for the corection, just put the wrong word in.

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If you breed a ranchu/lionhead mutt with either lionhead, ranchu, or another ranchu/lionhead, you will genotypically (genetic make up) you will have ranchu/lionhead mutts. Phenotypically (physically) their charactoristics can look like either lionhead or ranchu, or both :)

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