Pedigree of

Chief Silver King

Nov 15, 1957
AKC W944482
Black, Tan, Silver
Breeder: Lucille Depew

Notes: COI: 3.67%

Copper Canyon's Illo
May 9, 1955
AKC W606390

George of Rocky Reach

Dec 20, 1952
AKC W393463
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Jolly Arno of Edgetowne

Dec 9, 1948
AKC W133268
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Moritza of Rocky Reach

Oct 9, 1948
AKC W119454
Black, Silver

Ch (US) 
Tanya of Rocky Reach

Aug 24, 1951
AKC W298877
Black, Tan
COI 12.06%

Ch (US) 
Jolly Arno of Edgetowne

Dec 9, 1948
AKC W133268
Black, Tan

Willa of Rocky Reach
Nov 7, 1944
AKC A931075
Black, Tan

Rusty Belle Maxwell
Oct 21, 1953
AKC W474098
Black, Brown

Milo De Wendell
Mar 26, 1952
AKC W340498
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Critic of Kola-Marc

Mar 18, 1950
AKC W198951
Black, Cream

Black Forest's Elsa
Oct 8, 1950
AKC W254359
Black, Tan

Snow Maid Sneak
Sep 6, 1952
AKC W435427

White Cloud of La Salle
Nov 14, 1950
AKC W284986

Ricky's Queen
May 6, 1951
AKC W364603

Legend for German Shepherd Gene Study
  White Carrier
  Black Carrier
  Blue Carrier
  Liver Carrier

The German Shepherd Gene Study tracks the recessive "masking" white
and recessive black genes forward through the generations.

Genes come in different varieties, called alleles. Somatic cells contain two alleles for every gene, with one allele provided by each parent. Often, it is impossible to determine which two alleles of a gene are present within an dog's chromosomes based solely on the outward appearance of that dog. However, an allele that is hidden, or not expressed by, can still be passed on to that dog's offspring and expressed in a later generation.

German Shepherds can carry one or both of the recessive white "masking" and/or the recessive black gene.

(A masking gene masks the real color and pattern of the dog. The only way the gene can be expressed in some of the offspring is if both parents carry it. For example, when a white dog is bred to a non-white dog that does not carry the white gene, none of the offspring will express the white coat but they will be carriers of the white gene. If those offspring are bred to a white, some of their offspring will express the white coat color. White bred to white will always produce white offspring.)

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