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THE LANGUAGE OF COLOURS
Phenotypes - The visible colour of a dog
Genotypes - The genetic colour of a dog
Carrying - Refers to a trait that may not be visible in the current dog but will be passed on to its offspring
Expressed - Refers to a trait that is visible in the current dog
(Photo Credit: Crossfield Doodles)
HOW WE PREDICT PUPPY COLOURS
Through DNA testing, a breeder is able to determine a dog's genetic colour code (genotype). The genotype is noted on our Moms and Dads pages in their colour trait reports.
When you know a dog's genotype you can use the linked chart to determine the possible phenotypes (colours to be expected) for each litter.
There are 9 genotypes, 3 phenotypes (cream, brown, black) and 2 nose colours (brown, black).
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