Home Up ABOUT GSP'S MALE GSP'S FEMALE GSP'S TRAINING DOG GROOMING OLDER DOGS FOR SALE GWP MY HORSES TESTIMONIALS RESULTS ***NEWS*** 10 COMMANDMENTS LINKS THE NEW KENNELS RAINBOW BRIDGECOLOUR GENETICS

COLOUR GENETICS IS A COMPLEX TOPIC BUT I WILL TRY TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE.  THERE ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE VARIATIONS DEPENDING ON CERTAIN FACTORS AND WHAT YOU DOG MAY OR MAY NOT CARRY, HOPEFULLY THIS WILL GIVE YOU AN IDEA.

 

LIVER AND WHITE TO LIVER AND WHITE - REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOUR DOG/BITCH CARRIES YOU WILL ONLY EVER GET LIVER AND WHITE.  THIS WILL NOT PRODUCE BLACK AND WHITE AND WILL NOT PRODUCE SOLID LIVER.  I HAVE TO BE HONEST I TRY NOT TO DO THIS MATING AS LIVER AND WHITE IS MY LEAST FAVOURITE COLOUR AND WHERE IS THE EXCITEMENT OF HAVING ALL LIVER AND WHITE!!  IN ALL MY  YEARS OF BREEDING GSP'S I HAVE ONLY DONE THIS TWICE

LIVER AND WHITE TO BLACK AND WHITE - THIS WILL PRODUCE BOTH LIVER AND WHITE & BLACK AND WHITE, IT IS FAIRLY RARE FOR A WHOLE LITTER TO BE OF THE SAME COLOUR I.E ALL B/W OR ALL L/W, IT WILL BE A FAIRLY EVEN MIX OF BOTH COLOURS, UNLESS YOUR DOG/BITCH IS HOMOZYGOUS BLACK AND WHITE (SEE THE EXPLANATION IN THE B/W TO B/W MATING) THIS WILL NOT PRODUCE SOLIDS, THIS IS A COMMON MATING HERE.

LIVER AND WHITE TO SOLID LIVER - WILL PRODUCE LIVER AND WHITE & SOLID LIVER, AGAIN FAIRLY RARE FOR THE WHOLE LITTER TO BE EITHER SOLID LIVER OR L/W.  REGARDLESS OF IF YOU DOG/BITCH'S PARENTS WERE BLACK AND WHITE YOU WILL NOT GET BLACK AND WHITE FROM THIS MATING.  IF THE SOLID IS HOMOZYGOUS YOU WILL ONLY GET SOLIDS

LIVER AND WHITE TO SOLID BLACK - THIS IS WHERE YOU GET ALL 4 COLOURS (THERE ARE ONLY 4 COLOUR VARIATIONS IN A GSP) THEY ARE LIVER AND WHITE, SOLID LIVER, BLACK AND WHITE AND SOLID BLACK, UNLESS THE SOLID IS HOMOZYGOUS.  I HAVE DONE THIS MATING MANY TIMES.

SOLID LIVER TO SOLID LIVER - YOU WILL MAINLY GET SOLID LIVERS WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF LIVER AND WHITES.  E.G IN A LITTER OF 10 YOU MAY GET 7 SOLID LIVERS AND 3 LIVER AND WHITES.  YOU MAY ALSO ONLY GET SOLID LIVERS.  YOU WILL NOT GET BLACK AND WHITE OR SOLID BLACKS FROM THIS MATING IF ONE IS HOMOZYGOUS YOU WILL ONLY GET SOLID LIVERS.  I HAVE NOT DONE THIS MATING

BLACK AND WHITE TO BLACK AND WHITE - THIS MATING SHOULD PRODUCE BOTH LIVER AND WHITE AND BLACK AND WHITES IN A FAIRLY EVEN MIX.  NOW IF YOU DOG/BITCH IS A HOMOZYGOUS BLACK AND WHITE, YOU WILL ONLY GET BLACK AND WHITE.  THIS WILL/CAN OCCUR IF BOTH PARENTS ARE BLACK AND WHITE, THIS IS NOT COMMON BUT IT DOES HAPPEN.  B/W PUPPIES FROM THIS MATING SHOULD THEN BE PUT TO A L/W OR SOLID LIVER TO REDUCE THE ODDS OF THEM BEING HOMOZYGOUS B/W.  THIS WILL NOT PRODUCE SOLIDS.  I HAVE DONE THIS MATING AND I PERSONALLY HAVE ALWAYS HAD B/W AND L/W

SOLID BLACK TO BLACK AND WHITE - THIS CAN PRODUCE ALL 4 COLOURS, SEE ABOVE.  THE EXCEPTIONS ARE IF ONE IS EITHER HOMOZYGOUS SOLID OR B/W.  i HAVE DONE THIS MATING ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AND HAVE ALWAYS HAD ALL 4 COLOURS,

SOLID LIVER TO SOLID BLACK - I HAVE DONE THIS MATING AND WE HAD 4 SOLID BLACKS, 3 SOLID LIVERS AND 2 BLACK AND WHITES. YOU WILL ALSO POSSIBLY GET LIVER AND WHITE, BUT AS YOU CAN SEE THE MAJORITY OF THE LITTER ARE SOLID.  IF ONE OF THE PARENTS IS HOMOZYGOUS SOLID THEN YOU WILL ONLY EVER GET SOLIDS.  PUPPIES FROM THIS MATING HAVE A HIGH POSSIBILITY OF BEING HOMOZYGOUS FOR SOLID

 

THERE ARE A COUPLE RULES OF THUMB THAT APPLY. 

IF YOU HAVE A BLACK OR A BLACK AND WHITE ONE OF THE PARENTS MUST HAVE BEEN EITHER SOLID BLACK OR BLACK AND WHITE

IF YOU HAVE A SOLID THEN ONE OF THE PARENTS MUST BE SOLID TO PRODUCE A SOLID

IF YOUR SOLID HAS NO WHITE HAIRS AT ALL AT BIRTH THEN THE CHANCES OF THIS DOG IS HIGH TO BE HOMOZYGOUS.  THIS IS VERY UNCOMMON AS MOST SOLIDS HAVE SOME WHITE ON THEIR CHEST AND/OR PAWS.  I HAVE ONLY EVER PRODUCED TWO, AND BOTH OF THOSE CAME FROM THE SOLID LIVER TO SOLID BLACK MATING