Coat Color Inheritance Chart from VenGen

    The following information is from: http://www.vetgen.com/schippcolor.html  
   
Vetgen Vetgen Vetgen Vetgen Vetgen Vetgen
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
I All
Black
All
Black
All
Black
All
Black
All
Black
All
Black
All
Black
All
Black
All
Black
II All
Black
Black
Yellow
All
Black
Black
Yellow
Black
Yellow
Black
Yellow
Black
Yellow
All
Black
Black
Yellow
III All
Black
All
Black
Black
Choc.
Black
Choc.
All
Black
Black
Choc.
Black
Choc.
Black
Choc.
Black
Choc.
IV All
Black
Black
Yellow
Black
Choc.
9/16 Black
Yellow
3/16 Choc.
Black
Yellow
3/8 Black
Yellow
1/8 Choc.
Black
Yellow
Choc.
Black
Choc.
3/8 Black
Yellow
3/8 Choc.
V All
Black
Black
Yellow
All
Black
Black
Yellow
All
Yellow
All
Yellow
All
Yellow
All
Black
Black
Yellow
VI All
Black
Black
Yellow
Black
Choc.
3/8 Black
Yellow
1/8 Choc.
All
Yellow
All
Yellow
All
Yellow
Black
Choc.
Black
Yellow
Choc.
VII All
Black
Black
Yellow
Black
Choc.
Black
Yellow
Choc.
All
Yellow
All
Yellow
All
Yellow
All
Choc.
Choc
Yellow
VIII All
Black
All
Black
Black
Choc.
Black
Choc.
All
Black
Black
Choc.
All
Choc.
All
Choc.
All
Choc.
IX All
Black
Black
Yellow
Black
Choc.
3/8 Black
Yellow
3/8 Choc.
Black
Yellow
Black
Yellow
Choc.
Yellow
Choc.
All
Choc.
Choc
Yellow
Key to Chart
Vetgen Yellow lab with black nose

Black lab with black nose

Vetgen

Chocolate lab with brown nose

The outer ring shows the visible coat color with the small upper right circle showing the nose color (black or liver).

The inner rings show the hidden color genes carried by the dog.

Entries in the table show the probabilities of producing various coat colors within a litter.

    For example, if your dog is a Type V, (yellow dog with a black nose carrying the hidden genes for black). If you were to mate your dog with a Type III, the resulting litter would, on the average, all the puppies would be black. These probabilities represent expectations averaged over the long run and are subject to the law of probabilities.  
   

 

 
   

 

 
 

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