Color as they grow?

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Hey all. So my first batch of RCS are growing up as they are getting bigger I am noticing more color but they are looking more orange than red. Do you think they will turn more red as they grow?
 

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Their color may get better as they get older, but I'm surprised they're all that uniform color. It will be interesting to see what happens as they mature.

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Hey all. So my first batch of RCS are growing up as they are getting bigger I am noticing more color but they are looking more orange than red. Do you think they will turn more red as they grow?
No..
They should be red from the start. You must have heterogeneous parents, and they have the orange gene. Now you have a bunch of orange babies. At least I think that's how it works. I hope I'm right. I know for a fact that they should be red from the start though.
 
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No..
They should be red from the start. You must have heterogeneous parents, and they have the orange gene. Now you have a bunch of orange babies. At least I think that's how it works. I hope I'm right. I know for a fact that they should be red from the start though.
That’s what I thought too but I know it was a RCS that gave birth and some of the babies are blue. So I’m so confused with the genetic of this batch lol.
 

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That's an interesting line you have then... Keep us updated on what color they turn into
 

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Their color may get better as they get older, but I'm surprised they're all that uniform color. It will be interesting to see what happens as they mature.
 
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