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AN OUTLINE OF COLOUR BREEDING



RED mated to RED will normally produce reds but also fawns and creams if the genes for these colours are present on both sire and dam's side.

RED mated to BLACK will normally produce blacks and reds but also fawns, blues and creams if the genes for these colours are present on both sides. If the black in question is homozygote all pups will normally be black or blacks and blues if the genes are present on both sides.

RED mated to FAWN will normally produce reds and fawns but also creams if the genes are present on both sides. RED mated to BLUE will normally produce reds, black's blues, fawns but also creams if the genes are present on both sides. If the blue in question is homozygote, all pups will be back or blue.

RED mated to CREAM will normally produce all colours including blacks. Also blues and fawns if the genes are present on both sides.

BLACK mated to BLACK will normally produce reds and blacks. Also blues, creams and fawns if the genes are present on both sides. If one of the black parents is homozygote, all pups will be blacks or blacks and blues if the genes for blue are present on both sides.

BLACK mated to FAWN will normally produce reds, black's fawns and blues. Also creams if the genes for cream are present on both sides. If the black in question is homozygote the resulting pups will be blacks and blues.

BLACK mated to BLUE will normally produce the same colours as black mated to fawn. If the black or the blue in question is homozygote the pups will be just blacks and blues.

BLACK mated to CREAM will normally produce all colours. If the black in question is homozygote the resulting pups will just be blacks or blacks and blues if the genes for blue are present on both sides.

A BLACK is heterozygote if one of the parents is red, fawn or cream.

A BLACK might be homozygote if both parents are black, black mated to a blue or a blue mated to a blue.

The same applies for BLUES. The only way to find out if the Chow Chow in question is homozygote or not is the colour of his/her offspring.

FAWN mated to FAWN will normally produce fawn pups. Also creams if the genes for creams are present on both sides.

FAWN mated to BLUE will normally produce fawns and blues. Also creams if the genes for creams are present on both sides. If the blue in question is homozygote all the pups will be blue.

FAWN mated to CREAM will normally produce all colours.

BLUE mated to BLUE will normally produce blues and fawns. Also creams if the genes are present on both sides. BUT if both or one of the blues in question are homozygote all the pups will be blue.

BLUE mated to CREAM will normally produce all colours. BUT if the blue in question is homozygote all the pups will be blues and blacks.

CREAM mated to CREAM will normally just produce creams.

Written by Mrs Mona Selbach

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