Origami dragon made by my nephew BR
Origami dragon made by my nephew BR

My novel Draco’s Child features a dragon. So does the one I’ve just finished writing (tentatively titled Morwaka’s Dreams. Or Dragon Dreams. Or On Wings of Dreams.) And the one I’ve just started, with a working title of Specto’s Cat.

Morwaka’s Dreams features 8 colours of dragons, and I wanted to know if there was a way to tell what colour of hatchling you would get if you bred two particular colours.

One of my sons knows something about genetics, and he also likes to write computer programs. So he took on this question, and came up with a program that will tell you, for any pair of dragons, what the probabilities are of getting a particular colour. It’s on his website, along with a detailed explanation of how the genetics works. You can play with it. Enjoy!

Exploring Nature in Imaginary Worlds

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