Q for any of you hybridizers......
Well I am very familiar w/ the complexity involved in trying to determine what traits offspring will have. Simple dominance/recessiveness such as Mendel discovered in his pea experiments is often more the exception than the rule. A trait commonly has multiple genes which interact to determine how the trait will be expressed. However sometimes there are "trends" that seem to be followed. For example, w/ cattleya orchids, the color lavender seems to often be dominant -- even over other darker colors. So I'm curious what, if any trends may exist for AVs? For example:
Size-wise, if a mini is crossed with a standard, does the standard tend to dominate?
Color-wise, does dark flower color tend to dominate over a pale one?
Is there a particular color that tends to dominate over most others?