Color Genetics

 
CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOG FOR YOUR BREEDING PROGRAM WITH COLORS

Those of you that plan to breed Yorkshire Terriers (Yorkies) for certain colors, it is very important to understand the colors in which you choose or you can create the worst of colors and possibly health problems along the way.

This recessive & diluted gene makes up a very small number in the Yorkshire Terriers (Yorkies) background. In starting out your breeding program for the colors it is essential to choose the right genetics that dominate the characteristics. Plus along with this comes health, well balance, sound structured and temperaments. When we are breeding for these colors we should all strive to preserve the quality of the breed.

Wishing you the best in your breeding program!!!

 

Here are some links below on genetic coat colors: it doesn't matter what the studies are on, cats, rats, horses, other dogs, etc. the color genetics are the same based on codes.

 
Understanding coat colors: http://www.luckyhit.net/coatcolo.htm


The Basics on Canine Coat Colors: http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/breeding/colours2.htm


Canine Chinchilla Dilution gene: http://homepage.usask.ca/~schmutz/dilutions.html

This link below will tell you about Blue born
dogs: http://www.ehow.com/about_6117218_blue-coat-dog-health-problems.html

color genetics: http://www.1st-writer.com/ColorGenetics/lesson5.htm

 

 


You can test for colors at these 2 labs:

vetgene: http://www.vetgen.com/

DDC: http://www.vetdnacenter.com/