VetGen DNA test for Colour

 
 

A DNA test for coat colour is a very important tool in breeding poodles and essential to those of us who want to breed pure coloured poodles or at least to be in control of the colour genes in the poodles. Knowing the colour genes in your poodles can save you from a lot of unpleasant surprises in your breeding.
You can publish your colour-gene results on Poodles in Scandinavia - but I need to have a copy of the result from VetGen (or from GenTest in Australia)

 
 
 
 


VetGen's new ChromaGene™

DNA test for
Coat Color in Poodles

 

VetGen has introduced a new DNA test for Coat Color in Poodles. DNA testing has identified the genotype associated with the brown (b allele) and cream, white, apricot or red (e allele) coloring.

What does this mean to breeders of Poodles?

VetGen has discovered that Poodles who are brown have the 'bb' genotype and Poodles who are cream, white, apricot or red have the 'ee' genotype.
The DNA Test for coat color in Poodles will allow breeders to test dogs who are NOT brown, to identify whether the
b allele is present, as well as to test those dogs who are NOT cream, white, apricot or red, to identify whether the e allele is present. 
The DNA test for
b and e allows breeders the choice of producing dogs with brown coat color, as well as the opportunity of breeding away from the cream, white, apricot or red coat color.

The ChromaGene™ test will determine which one of the genotypes listed below your
Poodle is:

If your dog is black the possible genotypes are: BBEE, BBEe, BbEE, BbEe.
If your dog is brown, the possible genotypes are:
bbEE, bbEe.
If your dog is cream, white, apricot or red with a black nose Possible genotypes are:
BBee, Bbee.
If your dog is cream, white, apricot or red with a Brown nose Your dog is genotypes
bbee.

The value of the ChromaGene™ Test is, that it determines if a breeding pair is carrying e or b, or both and would therefore be capable of producing the brown or cream, white, apricot or red coat color.

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Table of Statistical Outcomes of Mating Pairs:
*Note:   cream represents - cream, white, apricot or red
 
  Vetgen Vetgen Vetgen Vetgen Vetgen Vetgen Vetgen Vetgen Vetgen
  BBEE BBEe BbEE BbEe BBee Bbee bbee bbEE bbEe
BBEE All
Black
All
Black
All
Black
All
Black
All
Black
All
Black
All
Black
All
Black
All
Black
BBEe All
Black
¾ Black
¼
Cream
All
Black
¾ Black
¼
Cream
½ Black
½
Cream
½ Black
½
Cream
½ Black
½
Cream
All
Black
¾ Black
¼
Cream
BbEE All
Black
All
Black
¾ Black
¼ Brown
¾ Black
¼ Brown
All
Black
¾ Black
¼ Brown
½ Black
½ Brown
½ Black
½ Brown
½ Black
½ Brown
BbEe All
Black
¾ Black
¼
Cream
¾ Black
¼ Brown
9/16 Black
¼
Cream
3/16 Brown
½ Black
½
Cream
3/8 Black
½
Cream
1/8 Brown
¼ Black
½
Cream
¼ Brown
½ Black
½ Brown
3/8 Black
¼
Cream
3/8 Brown
BBee All
Black
½ Black
½
Cream
All
Black
½ Black
½
Cream
All
Cream
All
Cream
All
Cream
All
Black
½ Black
½
Cream
Bbee All
Black
½ Black
½
Cream
¾ Black
¼ Brown
3/8 Black
½
Cream
1/8 Brown
All
Cream
All
Cream
All
Cream
½ Black
½ Brown
¼ Black
½
Cream
¼ Brown
bbee All
Black
½ Black
½
Cream
½ Black
½ Brown
¼ Black
½
Cream
¼ Brown
All
Cream
All
Cream
All
Cream
All
Brown
½ Brown
½
Cream
bbEE All
Black
All
Black
½ Black
½ Brown
½ Black
½ Brown
All
Black
½ Black
½ Brown
All
Brown
All
Brown
All
Brown
bbEe All
Black
¾ Black
¼
Cream
½ Black
½ Brown
3/8 Black
¼
Cream
3/8 Brown
½ Black
½
Cream
¼ Black
½
Cream
¼ Brown
½ Brown
½
Cream
All
Brown
¾ Brown
¼
Cream
 
 
 
Once your dog has been tested and you know its genotype, use this table for breeding strategies and breeding stock selection. The outer ring shows the visible coat color with the small upper right circle showing the nose color (black or Brown). The inner rings show the hidden color genes carried by the dog. Entries in the table show the probabilities of producing various coat color within a litter.
For example, if your results show that your dogs genotype is a Type Bbee, your dog is cream, white, apricot or red and has a black nose, the dog is carrying the hidden genes for black and brown.  If you were to mate this dog with a dog of the genotype bbEE, on the average, half of the Litter would would be black  and the other half of the litter would be brown.
  These probabilities represent expectations averaged over the long run and are subject to the law of probabilities.

Note that any breeding which produces both Brown or Cream, White, Apricot or red, has the potential to produce brown nosed cream, white, apricot or red. If the breeding does not have the potential to produce blacks, only cream, white, apricot, red and brown, all cream, white, apricot and red will have brown noses.

 
 
 

The info on this page is used by kind permission by VetGen

 
 
         
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