Genetics Information

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Pair Name Description
#0 Eye Color

PP/Pp/Py - Normal eye color

pp/py - Eye color ignores merle

yy - Blue eyes

#1 Dominant black/Brindle

KK/KKbr/Kk - Overrides agouti pattern on pair #6, gives solid black coat

KbrKbr/Kbrk - Gives brindled coat

kk - Allows expression of pattern on pair #6 in coat

#2 Red Extension/Masking

EmEm/EmE/Eme - Allows black in coat, has a black mask. Mask only shown when pair #1 is not KK.

EE/Ee - Allows black in coat, no mask

ee - No black in coat (only red), no mask

#3 Chocolate

BB/Bb - Black pigment

bb - All black pigment turns into chocolate

#4 Dilution

DD/Dd - No dilution

dd - Dilution. All black pigment turns into blue, all chocolate pigment turns into mouse grey.

#5 Silvering

SlSl/Slsl - causes "silvering." Masks all other colour and makes the dog solid white.

slsl - no silvering

#6 Agouti

Any ay - Sable pattern

aw, but no ay - Grizzle pattern

at, but no ay, aw - Tanpoint pattern

asa, but no ay, aw, at - Saddle pattern

a but no ay, aw, at, asa - Recessive solid black

#7 White

Any S - no modifications

si, but no S - Irish white

sp, but no si, S - Piebald white

sw, but no sp, si, S - extreme piebald white

#8 Merling

MM/Mm - Black areas are merled

mm - No merling

#9 Roaning

RR/Rr - White areas are roaned

rr - No roaning

#10 Ticking

Any T - Ticking, only shows up on dogs with no S in Pair #7

ts but no T - Dalmatian spots

ti but no T, Ts - No Ticking or spots

#11 Color Intensity

Any C - Normal red pigment

cch, but no C - Red lightened to fawn

ce, but no C or cch - Red lightened to cream

cw, but no ce, c, C - Red lightened to silver

#12 Greying

GG/Gg - Turns black into steel blue and chocolate into faded brown

gg - No greying

#13 Light Undersides

UU/Uu - Light undersides

uu - Not light undersides

#14 Litter Size

Any L - Medium litter (4-8 puppies)

l, but no L - Small litter (1-3 puppies)

lala - Large litter (9-12 puppies)

#15 Stat Boost

Can be agi, con, int, spd, stm, str. Random hierarchy.

#16 Extra Stat Boost

Only effects puppy with use of a Level 3 Breeder. Can be agi, con, int, spd, stm, str. Random hierarchy.

#17-22 Hip Rating

Quantitative Trait Behavior where each hh is a defect

0 defects - Excellent Rating

1-2 defects - Good Rating

3-4 defects - Fair Rating

5+ defects - Poor Rating

#23-28 Elbow Rating

Quantitative Trait Behavior where each hh is a defect

0 defects - Excellent Rating

1-2 defects - Good Rating

3-4 defects - Fair Rating

5+ defects - Poor Rating

#29-34 Eye Rating

Quantitative Trait Behavior where each hh is a defect

0 defects - Excellent Rating

1-2 defects - Good Rating

3-4 defects - Fair Rating

5+ defects - Poor Rating

#35-40 Ear Rating

Quantitative Trait Behavior where each hh is a defect

0 defects - Excellent Rating

1-2 defects - Good Rating

3-4 defects - Fair Rating

5+ defects - Poor Rating

Did you know? These genetics are loosely modeled after real dog genetics!

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