Tuesday, August 25, 2015
As we await confirmation of the success of our recent breeding of Pesca to Angelus mei Barbelo, I was working on the genetics of coat color and what the distribution might be. Since I know the colors of the previous generations, I am able to guess what the genes might express. So here is my guess: If we had a litter of 8 puppies, the colors might go like this: 2 brown, and 6 patch (spots). Of the 6 patch, we would have 2 brown roan, 2 white/brown, 1 orange roan and 1 white/orange. This possible mix comes from Grandparents with brown, brown/white, Orange, and brown/roan. The color brown is dominant, and roan appears to be also. However, there is orange in two of the 4 g'parents. Pesca carries 2 copies, and Barbelo might carry one. I know both Pesca and Barbelo carry at least one roan.