F-1, f-2.....

Lennoncham

Chameleon Enthusiast
I believe the babies from a wild caught would be an f1. Lots of breeders also use Cg (captive generation). So you can have an animal that is a f1 but cg6 for example because it was a wild caught bred with a cg5 animal. Not sure if that helps.
 

DeremensisBlue

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WC + WC produce an F1
F1 + F1 produce an F2
WC + F2 produce an F1
F1+F2 produce an F2

The filial system is based on the distance from wild caught blood

The CG system is an unofficial system adopted by us hobbyists to communicate how many captive generations are involved. This is very important for us chameleon breeders as if you get a gorgeous WC panther chameleon and mate it with a female which has 9 captive generations of bloodlines behind her the offspring would be F1 just as if you mated that male with an unproven WC female. But an F1/CG10 baby Ambilobe is the best of WC blood mixed with proven and refined captive bred blood. An F1/CG0 baby Ambilobe could be a mixed baby depending on the labelling accuracy coming from Madagascar. The CG designation is unofficial hobbyist lingo and is not adopted by everyone and many wouldn't know what it is. But the ones that do use it are giving you much more valuable information about the genetics you are getting.
 

salty dog

Chameleon Enthusiast
The desired cham to add new blood would be f= 6 x wc.. f6= 6 generations cb right f-1 beiing first
 

Prince of Duval

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WC + WC produce an F1
F1 + F1 produce an F2
WC + F2 produce an F1
F1+F2 produce an F2

The filial system is based on the distance from wild caught blood

The CG system is an unofficial system adopted by us hobbyists to communicate how many captive generations are involved. This is very important for us chameleon breeders as if you get a gorgeous WC panther chameleon and mate it with a female which has 9 captive generations of bloodlines behind her the offspring would be F1 just as if you mated that male with an unproven WC female. But an F1/CG10 baby Ambilobe is the best of WC blood mixed with proven and refined captive bred blood. An F1/CG0 baby Ambilobe could be a mixed baby depending on the labelling accuracy coming from Madagascar. The CG designation is unofficial hobbyist lingo and is not adopted by everyone and many wouldn't know what it is. But the ones that do use it are giving you much more valuable information about the genetics you are getting.
What does this otherwise tell you about a chameleon? What kind of differences would an F1/CG0 vs something like an F8/CG12 have?
 
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