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Cocker Spaniel Coat Color Inheritance


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K Gene Dominant Black BlackBrown RecessiveBlack BlackTanSable Sable bred Buff Blue Buff Chinchilla Parti Roan Progression of Roan Ticking Inheritance Interactive Genes All-White Spots
The T Gene - known as ticking

T - pair produces ticking, the little spots frequently seen on the muzzle and feet .

The T gene is dominant to t - non ticked


T - dominant produces ticking (in homozygous , produces tiny spots over the whole body)

t - recessive - non ticked (does nothing)

Ticking is is inherited separately from the roan and does not grade in to it as so many erroneously believe 


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