Dachshund Questions

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Dachshund Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 7/8/2007
We have mated our blace k & tan mini l/haired daschund male with our mini blk & tan l/haired daschund female. The male is carrying blue & his parents were a black & tan lh (male) & silver dappled lh (female). The females parents were Chocolate dappled (male) & silver dappled (female). What can we expect in the litter?

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7/8/07 Long haired pups, no dapples (need dapple to produce a dapple) Blue Dilution 'D' Level of Pigmentation Full color ( Intense pigmentation , DD or Dd ) is dominant to Blue dilution. Blue dilution effects black pigment so a Black and Tan that carries Blue dilution; has 1 dilution allele, may have a liver/bluish colored nose. This can result in very deep rich color such as a mahogany. Blue dilution ( Light pigmentation , dd ) is recessive, it effects black and chocolate pigment producing blue. hope this helps Richard
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