In YoutubeLand so many breeders claim that a male banana will pass on the banana trait to 50% of its offspring; however, my understanding is that males are either female makers or male makers, and by deductive reasoning I would assume that the odds of any given offspring inheriting the banana gene from a male to be between 25%-26%.
Is this the case? Or would a a male maker (for example) pass the gene nearly all the male offspring and about 1% of female offspring in order to account for the common claim of 50%?
What odds have y’all personally experienced when breeding male bananas?
Edit: I essentially want to know what % of males produced from a male maker will inherit the banana gene. Do most of the males inherit the banana gene, offsetting the lack of females in order to achieve the 50% that breeders often reference? Or do only half of the males inherit the banana gene as i hypothesize making the total odds just slightly higher in comparison of het to het breedings with recessive traits.