A bad fault that these two have in common is crown height. Their crowns are fairly flat. Crowns are easy to fix, I have heard, so I'm not very worried about that. I'm really excited to see the bone and mass these kits will *hopefully* have.
Zuzu's genotype: AaBBC_D_E_ The underscores __ are the genes I don't know about. I don't know everything Zuzu carries because she hasn't been bred before. Her dam, Hazelnut, most likely didn't carry anything since she always had only chestnuts and broken chestnuts no matter who she was bred to. Zuzu's sire was black, so I know she carries the self gene (a). Zuzu's sire also carried dilute, which is the blue gene. He also carried non-extension, which makes colors like tort and orange. But I don't know if he gave her these genes or not yet. I have to see what she can produce before I know for sure. If Zuzu produces a dilute color, such as opal, blue, cream or blue tort, I would be able to fill in that gap next to the "D" with the "d" gene, which stands for dilute ("D" stands for Dense, "d" stands for Dilute). If Zuzu produces cream, orange, or tort, I know she carries non-extension, which is the little "e", that you see that Ty has, below.
Ty's genotype: AaBBCc(chd)ddEe Because Ty has had so many litters here, I know exactly what he carries. He has produced torts and oranges, which means he carries non-extension (the little "e"). He is a dilute color, opal is the blue-based version of chestnut, so I know he carries "d"...he IS "d" (that's why there are two "d" there. That's all he carries in that respect). He has produced squirrel in the past, for his previous owner, so I know he carries "c(chd)" which is the "chinchilla" gene. And, like I said, he has produced torts, so I know he carries self (which is the little "a").
MOST LIKELY, we will get chestnuts with this breeding. We can get blacks too, if I've done their genotypes correctly. IF Zuzu carries dilute, we can get opal and blue. If she carries non-extension, we can get black tort or orange. If she carries dilute and non-extension (which I don't expect her to), we could get blue tort, and cream.
Most likely this will be a litter full of chestnuts and blacks! Hopefully some opals and blues too!