Planning a litter? Breeding for a specific color, pattern, or trait? Use Punnet Squares!
Embark has put together a few helpful resources to get breeders started with trait predictions for their future puppies!
First, our Coat Color Genetics 101 article walks you through the inheritance of different coat colors, and how different genes interact with one another. This is a great starting point for your learning! You can also find a few other articles in our Help Center, including “What colors does my dog carry?” and “How do I see my dog’s genotype for their traits?” that may be useful.
Once you understand how to interpret your dog’s results, you can start comparing the genotypes of two different dogs to predict the possibilities for their offspring. This article walks you through using Punnett Squares to make your prediction.
Still have questions or want someone to check your work? Trait inheritance can be very complex, and we are here to help! Our Results Specialists are always available to answer your questions - submit a request here to speak with someone about coat color inheritance.
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