Anyone at my work would see these 3 pictures and know exactly what is going on and roll their eyes at me, but then I work in a genetics lab. Can anyone else figure it out? Let's be more specific.
Pink is dominant(X)/White is recessive(x)
Normal Sprinkles is dominant(Y)/Too Many Sprinkles is recessive(y)
The parents in this example let's say are xxYY and Xxyy.
You can see the resulting phenotype, but what is the genotype in their offspring in the photo?
How many other phenotypes and genotypes are possible from the cross of these two cookies?
If that was too easy, try it if the parent cookies were xxYy and Xxyy. What are the chances you would get the phenotype of the cookies in the picture? What other outcomes are possible?
I won't even get into how much more complicated it get's when you start using camels... And then if you start crossing the camels with the other animals and it becomes a problem for AP Biology students. If you add in a little bit of Darwin and evolution then you get a circus... and they are so delicious! This is college level genetics stuff below. Don't even bother trying to figure it out.
This post has been brought to you by Darwin and Mendal. Thanks guys! We wouldn't have circus cookies without you...well we would but we just wouldn't understand them as well.
(I did actually work out the answers to the questions above if anyone wants their quizzes corrected. Andy- you should use this as a geocaching puzzle)