MOST TYPICAL SALUKI COLOUR GENES PRESENT WITH OUR OLDEST SALUKIS (*

 

Color Distribution 

Saara

Roosa

Malcolm

Konrad

Millie

Toto

Alice

S- Self colour, full pigmentation - little or no white on the dog

.

yes.

.

yes

yes.

yes

?, s(**

si - Irish spotting - 5% to 30% white, dominant to sp

?

 

yes

   

.

.

sp- Piebald spotting = particolour - 20% to 80% white

m-m

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.

.

.

.

sw - Extreme white piebald - white all over except for ears

?

.

yes

.

.

.

.

Colour Distribution Genes

Saara

Roosa

Malcolm

Konrad

Millie

Toto

Alice

KB - dominant black (***

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.

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.

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m

kbr - brindle

      -

     -

      -

         

    -

    -

    -

ky - normal coat

x2

x2

x2

x2

x2

x2

  x2

ay - red, with or without black hair also if the red is ay+at

yes

.

yes

.

x2

.

.

at - bi-colour (tan points), at+at = black&tan or somewhat shaded saddle tan

yes

x2

yes

x2

    -

yes

x2

aw - agouti (*****

     -

     -

      -

     -

    -

?

   -

a - recessive black

    -     

       

?

 

T - ticking

m

yes

yes

yes

yes

.

.

t - no ticking

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.

.

.

x2

f

Colour Expression Genes

Saara

Roosa

Malcolm

Konrad

Millie

Toto

Alice

Em - black mask

.

.

.

-

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.

.

EG - grizzle, dominant to E and  at, but recessive to Em, ay and KB,
in some few cases black&tan/silver = at+at parents have produced especially deer grizzles

 f

 f

m-f

 

m-f

 

m-m

E - allows black if present due to other genes

yes

yes

yes

x2

yes

yes

.

e - prevents black  in the coat, e+e = golden

.

.

yes

.

yes

yes

x2

Colour Dilution Genes, C and D locus genes are assumptions (****

Saara

Roosa

Malcolm

Konrad

Millie

Toto

Alice

B - black (no dilution)

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

b - brown, b+b = brown (liver)

m-f-f-m

f-f-m

.

.

yes

.

m-m

C - full pigmentation

 

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

?, f

cch - dilution, cch+cch = cream, if also at+at = black&silver

x2

yes

yes

.

yes

yes

yes

cd - extreme dilution

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

D - black (no dilution)

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

d - blue (all black is diluted to blue), d+d = blue (grey)

.

.

.

.

.

.

ms

*) Big letters=dominant, small letters=recessive, X + X and X + x = X, x + x = x 

**)f=father, m=mother, s=sibling, m-m=grandmother, x2=double gene, ?=most propable colour gene, ms= mother's sibling

***) Brindle (kbr) is recessive to dominant black and these both are recessive to recessive yellow = golden (e +e), but dominant to black colouring without stripes (ky).

****)The greying, rufous and colour intensity factors are not included to the analysis. Toto's and Millie's daughter Loulou (Zarabis Najat) must have inherited her deep red colour  (int + int) from her both parents

*****) There is evidence that the Agouti type aw is dominant to black & tan but recessive to red. The rather similar to the appearance, grizzle (E), is more typical with salukis, but also the agouti type should exist, as also saddle tan.