Are Calicos as sweet as Sugars?

Pastel sugar hatching

Many people, mostly people with calicos to sell, say that the two are the same gene.  After all they do very similar things and there has yet to be a visually different homozygous form of either.  I used to be in this camp, mostly because I had Flora and Fauna line Calicos for sale.  Now I believe that the two genes are like Cinnamon and Black Pastel.  You would be hard pressed to find anyone these days who believes that those two genes are the same.  However for the first few years, many people, perhaps even most people believed that they were the same gene just with different wild origins that expressed themselves a little differently.  After several years of  Continue reading