how can we find out the dominant coat colour in dogs?

Asked by ananya96 | 19th Feb, 2012, 06:31: PM

Expert Answer:

There are really only two coat colours, Black and Brown.  The Yellow dog is not the result of a colour gene, but rather the inability to Express a dark coat colour.

Three principles

Firstly - A Dominant gene will determine the colour of a dogs coat if it is present in the genetic make up, no matter what other gene is present. And so:
Secondly - A Recessive gene can only determine the colour of a dogs coat when no Dominant gene is present.
Third - Genes come in PAIRS, where one part of the gene is inherited from the mother and the other from the father.

Answered by Meghna Thapar | 20th Feb, 2012, 11:14: AM

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