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(WTOP)   Ugly-assed baby liliger born in Russian zoo, for its skills in magic   (wtop.com) divider line 12
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2013-06-20 01:02:23 AM
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Timid Goddess: balancing act: Since this is Fark, and on Fark there is always SOMEONE that knows the answer; are ligers the ones that are missing the 'Hey, stop growing now" gene and can get ridiculously large?  And would that affect the ultimate size of these lili guys?

Yes, they are.  And if a pair had an F2 baby it would also lack the stop growing now gene.  Does that mean tigons get stop growing now genes from both parents?


foo monkey: balancing act: Since this is Fark, and on Fark there is always SOMEONE that knows the answer; are ligers the ones that are missing the 'Hey, stop growing now" gene and can get ridiculously large?  And would that affect the ultimate size of these lili guys?

Yes, ligers are larger than both their lion/tiger parents.  I would think a liliger would be similarly large.

Female ligers aren't sterile.  Male ligers are.  They don't occur very often in nature, because lions and tigers rarely share the same habitat.  Female ligers can reproduce with male lions and tigers.

/learned way too much about ligers today


Thank you two. It sounds like there isn't much of a chance for an F2 generation if the males are sterile.  Probably for the best..


Gothnet:

Yes, they are.  And if a pair had an F2 baby it would also lack the stop growing now gene.  Does that mean tigons get stop growing now genes from both parents?

Tigons are apparently smaller than either parent species. If that helps. Probably not eh?


So if we kept cross breeding Tigons could we get little tiny tigons?  Hmm.  Guess that niche is already filled.
2013-06-19 11:06:45 PM
1 votes:
It's ligers all the way down.
2013-06-19 06:45:42 PM
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SwiftFox: So a cross of two of these is a lilililiger


And then one after that is a lililililiger
2013-06-19 06:43:42 PM
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Ramien: octopied: Awww, those little kitty sized things are going to grow up to be 500+ pound killing machines?

Seriously, how does a 500 pound beast have a 2-3 pound baby? Because lots of 100-200 pound women would like to know.
Especially my 5 '1 sister in law who barely cracks 100 pounds non pregnant. Her 7 pounder required an emergency c-section.

Having litters (instead of normally single births) helps a lot.


That's what my wife just said.  Then I made a "big pussy" joke and she glared at me.
2013-06-19 06:43:35 PM
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Holy crap those kittens are cute. Even if they are a travesty of nature.
2013-06-19 06:43:32 PM
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dehehn: leevis: syzygy whizz: OK...answers the question...ligers are not mules (i.e., they can reproduce).

I wonder what characteristics an F2 liger would possess (both parents ligers)?

Same wonder about tigons...

Genetics...farkin' fascinating how they operate (sometimes they don't azackly 'work').

/ Those cublets are terminally cute.
// SQUEEEEEE
/// slashies

It is pretty rare for them to reproduce. They're normally born sterile.

Yeah, I thought if they could reproduce they were still technically the same species, like dogs and wolves.  Obviously they have a common ancestor and I guess they haven't speciated hard enough yet?


"same species" would mean they can produce viable offspring. Horses and donkeys make mules, but mules cannot make more mules; and (typically) ligers cannot make more ligers (or liligers, apparently).

Of course, Lions and tigers (oh my) are also considered "different" species because their natural habitats do not overlap.

This must be some kind of anomaly. An adorable anomaly.
2013-06-19 06:19:28 PM
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balancing act: Since this is Fark, and on Fark there is always SOMEONE that knows the answer; are ligers the ones that are missing the 'Hey, stop growing now" gene and can get ridiculously large?  And would that affect the ultimate size of these lili guys?


Yes, ligers are larger than both their lion/tiger parents.  I would think a liliger would be similarly large.

Female ligers aren't sterile.  Male ligers are.  They don't occur very often in nature, because lions and tigers rarely share the same habitat.  Female ligers can reproduce with male lions and tigers.

/learned way too much about ligers today
2013-06-19 06:19:05 PM
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balancing act: Since this is Fark, and on Fark there is always SOMEONE that knows the answer; are ligers the ones that are missing the 'Hey, stop growing now" gene and can get ridiculously large?  And would that affect the ultimate size of these lili guys?


Yes, they are.  And if a pair had an F2 baby it would also lack the stop growing now gene.  Does that mean tigons get stop growing now genes from both parents?
2013-06-19 06:08:15 PM
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syzygy whizz: OK...answers the question...ligers are not mules (i.e., they can reproduce).

I wonder what characteristics an F2 liger would possess (both parents ligers)?

Same wonder about tigons...

Genetics...farkin' fascinating how they operate (sometimes they don't azackly 'work').

/ Those cublets are terminally cute.
// SQUEEEEEE
/// slashies


It is pretty rare for them to reproduce. They're normally born sterile.
2013-06-19 05:51:32 PM
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Since this is Fark, and on Fark there is always SOMEONE that knows the answer; are ligers the ones that are missing the 'Hey, stop growing now" gene and can get ridiculously large?  And would that affect the ultimate size of these lili guys?
2013-06-19 05:49:05 PM
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OK...answers the question...ligers are not mules (i.e., they can reproduce).

I wonder what characteristics an F2 liger would possess (both parents ligers)?

Same wonder about tigons...

Genetics...farkin' fascinating how they operate (sometimes they don't azackly 'work').

/ Those cublets are terminally cute.
// SQUEEEEEE
/// slashies
2013-06-19 05:25:55 PM
1 votes:
There's cute.

Then there's CUUUTE!

These are al the way up there at KYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!
 
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