Pedigree of

Duchess Happy Go Lucky

Nov 27, 1957
AKC W901117
Black, Silver
Breeder: Phifer I Eastlake

Notes: COI 4.96%

Duke Tex-O-Rex
Oct 27, 1955
AKC W772656 [2-58]
Black, Silver

Larklain Getrost Herbst
Nov 2, 1953
AKC W461341 [3-55]
Black, Silver

Zeman's Bouncer
Dec 3, 1951
AKC W302807
Black, Silver

Lana of Ecm
Mar 25, 1952
AKC W352048
Black, Cream

Edwards Amber Gingera
Apr 27, 1954
AKC W508494
Black, Cream, Silver

Tug's Mike-O-Rex
Jun 18, 1947
AKC W200014
Black, Grey

Amber Lhassi of Llasong
Feb 26, 1950
AKC W331181
Black, Silver

Gretcheen von Tristen
May 5, 1956
AKC W810459
Black, Tan

Major von Tristen
May 20, 1955
AKC W623609
Black, Tan

King Reinzucht Prince
Mar 26, 1953
AKC W506691
Black, Cream

Prissy II
Oct 31, 1953
AKC W466261
Black, Tan

Weife Brinzeffin
Sep 26, 1954
AKC W687764
Black, Tan

Earbo von de Tessdie
Sep 27, 1950
AKC W246657
Black, Tan

Frau of Fero Acres
Nov 12, 1952
AKC W489084
Black, Tan

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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