Zebra Stripes white on black or black on white?

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Zebra Stripes white on black or black on white?
« on: 03/11/2003 20:44:01 »
Are the stripes on a Zebra black stripes on a white background or white stripes on a black background; or, simply alternating black and white stripes?
« Last Edit: 04/07/2004 07:58:16 by Exodus »
 

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Re: Zebra Stripes white on black or black on white?
« Reply #1 on: 03/11/2003 21:39:03 »
Actually that's how you can tell the difference between a male and female zebra - the males are black with white stripes, and the females white with black stripes...

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« Reply #2 on: 03/11/2003 22:07:09 »
Huh, I didn't think there was a color difference based on gender, interesting.
 

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Re: Zebra Stripes white on black or black on white?
« Reply #3 on: 03/11/2003 22:10:02 »
If you believe that, you'll believe anything !!!

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« Reply #4 on: 03/11/2003 22:16:56 »
Thanks, I do believe anything..........especially Tony Blaire!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 03/11/2003 22:23:06 »
Hahaha. Actually, the true test to differentiate a male zebra from a female is this. The male zebra has stripes on his penis, as the female does not. It works every time.
 

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Re: Zebra Stripes white on black or black on white?
« Reply #6 on: 04/11/2003 03:41:31 »
Actually there is color difference based on gender in cats.  If a cat has black, white and orange fur it is always female.  We learned the genetics in high school science, but I've long since forgotten.  Any geneticists want to have a go at it?
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Re: Zebra Stripes white on black or black on white?
« Reply #7 on: 04/11/2003 04:01:13 »
I've always wondered about the genetics of a calico cat and why they are always female.  I hope someone has an answer.


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Re: Zebra Stripes white on black or black on white?
« Reply #8 on: 04/11/2003 08:40:00 »
You're right Donnah. I've been doing this kind of genetics in school.

In cats, one gene for coat colour is present on the X chromosome but not on the Y chromosome. This gene has two alleles, orange(B) and black(b). Female cars that are heterozygous have tortoiseshell coats (orange coats with dark patches). So you can have:

X(B)X(B) - female orange coat
X(B)X(b) - female tortoiseshell coat
X(b)X(b) - female black coat

X(B)Y - male orange coat
X(b)Y - male black coat

So a male cat can never have a tortoiseshell coat.

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Re: Zebra Stripes white on black or black on white?
« Reply #9 on: 04/11/2003 12:35:07 »
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Originally posted by cuso4

You're right Donnah. I've been doing this kind of genetics in school.

In cats, one gene for coat colour is present on the X chromosome but not on the Y chromosome. This gene has two alleles, orange(B) and black(b). Female cars that are heterozygous have tortoiseshell coats (orange coats with dark patches). So you can have:

X(B)X(B) - female orange coat
X(B)X(b) - female tortoiseshell coat
X(b)X(b) - female black coat

X(B)Y - male orange coat
X(b)Y - male black coat

So a male cat can never have a tortoiseshell coat.

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i've heard they are offering gender re-assignment on the NHS now... so there is a possibility! [;)]

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Re: Zebra Stripes white on black or black on white?
« Reply #10 on: 04/11/2003 13:03:16 »
I knew that and could have said it, but I'm too late as always!! Darn it.

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« Reply #11 on: 11/11/2003 00:23:57 »
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Originally posted by Ians Daddy

Hahaha. Actually, the true test to differentiate a male zebra from a female is this. The male zebra has stripes on his penis, as the female does not. It works every time.


Female Zebras have a penis? [:0]
 

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« Reply #12 on: 11/11/2003 06:51:27 »
Oh yes, as do giraffes. Only giraffes have spots on theirs (male) and the females do not. The female's penis has no spots, as the female zebra has no stripes on her penis. However, the male zebra has spots on his vagina and the male giraffe has stripes on his vagina. It's very confusing.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 11/11/2003 11:44:19 »
It's really sad what insomnia can do to your brain.

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Re: Zebra Stripes white on black or black on white?
« Reply #14 on: 11/11/2003 22:07:16 »
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Originally posted by Ians Daddy

Oh yes, as do giraffes. Only giraffes have spots on theirs (male) and the females do not. The female's penis has no spots, as the female zebra has no stripes on her penis. However, the male zebra has spots on his vagina and the male giraffe has stripes on his vagina. It's very confusing.



hahahahahahahaha   Ronnie - can you apply this logic to cats as well????


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« Reply #15 on: 12/11/2003 08:29:58 »
Female hyenas produce so much testosterone that they develope false penis. This is true! And I don't have insomnia.

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Re: Zebra Stripes white on black or black on white?
« Reply #16 on: 12/11/2003 18:17:05 »
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Originally posted by cuso4

Female hyenas produce so much testosterone that they develope false penis. This is true! And I don't have insomnia.

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But would she have spots or stripes or some other markings on her penis?


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Re: Zebra Stripes white on black or black on white?
« Reply #17 on: 12/11/2003 22:41:23 »
Presumably the female hyenas "penis" is actually clitoromegaly (an over-enlarged clitoris) which develops in response to the high testosterone levels ? Why do they have such rampant testosterone though ?

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Re: Zebra Stripes white on black or black on white?
« Reply #18 on: 13/11/2003 03:29:11 »
Female hyenas are the dominant members of their pack. I guess their increased testosterone is so they can keep control of those unruly males.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 13/11/2003 04:34:38 »
Where can I get a shot of testosterone?
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« Reply #20 on: 13/11/2003 12:41:43 »
Donnah,
You and I don't need a shot of testosterone.  We already have more balls that a lot of the men I know.


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Re: Zebra Stripes white on black or black on white?
« Reply #21 on: 13/11/2003 12:57:59 »
If they had more testosterone than males, wouldn't they be male?

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« Reply #22 on: 13/11/2003 15:39:11 »
Nancy, you crack me up.  When I was growing up I could never figure out why a penis was a prerequisite for going hunting or taking Shop & Automotives class, or how a vagina automatically prepared one for cleaning, cooking and childcare any more than I could understand why boys couldn't take Home Ec.  Happy to see the young ones have more choices now.
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« Reply #23 on: 14/11/2003 03:04:15 »
I pretty much always liked the girls in shop class better than the ones in home ec.  The were more interesting and usually smarter.


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« Reply #24 on: 14/11/2003 08:20:42 »
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Originally posted by Quantumcat

If they had more testosterone than males, wouldn't they be male?

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I don't think so. Remenber they still got the XX chromosomes which determine their primary sexual characteristics.

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« Reply #25 on: 14/11/2003 13:50:02 »
We are definitely XX's.  But just cause I would have taken shop if I could have (back in the Dark Ages they didn't allow that), doesn't mean I don't like lots of female things too.  I just don't know why we should allow our chromasomes to limit us.  If you can do the job well, what does it matter what sex you are?

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« Reply #26 on: 15/11/2003 00:38:25 »
Sometimes rules need to be challenged.  I was outraged at being barred from shop class and questioned the "authorities".  They said that that's the way it was and no girl had tried to enrol before.  I pointed out that it was illogical to bar girls because we drove cars too and were more vulnerable if our cars broke down in the middle of nowhere.  The following year girls were allowed to take it...great, but too late for me.

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« Reply #27 on: 15/11/2003 01:12:18 »
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We are definitely XX's.  But just cause I would have taken shop if I could have (back in the Dark Ages they didn't allow that), doesn't mean I don't like lots of female things too.  I just don't know why we should allow our chromasomes to limit us.  If you can do the job well, what does it matter what sex you are?

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Because i don't feel comfortable with a male proctologists, and i'd rather have my mother be female
 

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« Reply #28 on: 15/11/2003 12:58:31 »
That's your feeling, based on your perceptions, whatever they might be.  For instance, I would prefer a female proctologist because she'll probably have smaller fingers.  You might prefer a female due to homophobia.  I generally prefer female doctors because they pay more attention to detail, however, I find that males usually make better surgeons.  And although your mother will deliver you, there are housedads who can be quite nurturing with their children.

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« Reply #29 on: 15/11/2003 22:11:01 »
I couldn't care less about gender, I choose the person who can do the best job.  My MD is female, my OBGYN is male.  I hope I never have to see another proctologist.  Why don't they taper the edges on the tubes?  Barium enemas with sharp edged tubes...[:0]
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« Reply #30 on: 16/11/2003 21:54:27 »
quote:
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That's your feeling, based on your perceptions, whatever they might be.  For instance, I would prefer a female proctologist because she'll probably have smaller fingers.  You might prefer a female due to homophobia.  I generally prefer female doctors because they pay more attention to detail, however, I find that males usually make better surgeons.  And although your mother will deliver you, there are housedads who can be quite nurturing with their children.

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i'm not trying to start something and i didn't mean to sound picky, just making fun. But i wasn't aware females had prostate glands...
 

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« Reply #31 on: 16/11/2003 23:06:59 »
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Originally posted by bezoar

Donnah,
You and I don't need a shot of testosterone.  We already have more balls that a lot of the men I know.


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Yeah, bigger and about 40 cm higher[:D]
 

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« Reply #32 on: 17/11/2003 08:50:46 »
If you're going to count those as balls, yep, they're WAY bigger!

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« Reply #33 on: 17/11/2003 19:33:57 »
Well, I don't know Nancy, mine aren't too much bigger.[;)]
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« Reply #34 on: 18/11/2003 15:33:54 »
Is this turning into a bragging contest????


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« Reply #35 on: 18/11/2003 17:19:33 »
Does a bragging contest of this nature have an inverse relationship to an IQ test?
 

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« Reply #36 on: 18/11/2003 22:20:44 »
It think it might be more like inverse cube!  Interesting though.


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« Reply #37 on: 18/11/2003 23:29:10 »
Can't brag about my IQ; it was given to me so I get no credit for that.  What I do give myself credit for is what I do with the IQ.
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« Reply #38 on: 19/11/2003 14:03:31 »
Donnah - I suppose one could say the same for body part(s) worth bragging about!
 

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« Reply #39 on: 19/11/2003 20:24:06 »
Last time I checked around, and remember I do work in plastic surgery, I didn't see any woman with breasts smaller than testicles!  Has nothing to do with bragging or IQ, just medical observation.

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« Reply #40 on: 19/11/2003 22:03:02 »
Now that is testimony one can't disagree with!
 

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« Reply #41 on: 20/11/2003 05:02:57 »
I can't disagree with that either!


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« Reply #42 on: 20/11/2003 07:11:22 »
Yeah, that's what I'm gonna start calling it...."medical observation". [:)]
 

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Zebra Stripes white on black or black on white?
« Reply #43 on: 24/02/2007 21:27:02 »
lol.