Morph: Butter, Butter Ball
Status: Proven Dominant
When: 2001 ( Mark
and Kim Bell ) 2003 ( Ralph
By Whom: Mark and Kim Bell and
and Kim Bell proved their "Butter"
to be a dominant mutation in 2001..........I
produced my first baby Butters in 2003.....We
do not know that The Bell's line and the
RDR line are the same mutation. As of 2004,
The Bells bred Butter x Butter and produced
four Butters and one normal from five eggs.
The Butter is very similar in appearance
to a "Lesser Platty"........BUT..........the
Butters have more yellow coloration in their
patterns. The yellow becomes stronger as
they mature, where the Lesser's yellow becomes
" less" as they mature...........the
Butter is not to be confused with the "Platinum".
the pic above you can see a Butter Ball
and a partial pic of real "Platties".......it
will be interesting to see if the Butter
and Lesser line are compatible, and "if"
Blue Eyed Lucys can be produced.
2005 I bred my original Butter male to a
normal "looking" female who was
the daughter of my original "Platty
Daddy"...........hoping to "maybe"
produce a really pretty washed out "Butter
Daddy"...........and that is exactly
what was produced........the "Butter
Daddies" are amazing looking!!............now
if I can just figure out what secret the
normal looking offspring from Platty Daddy
have not bred Butter x Butter as of yet........hopefully
that will happen in the fall of 06.
by Ralph Davis