Pedigree of

Joy of Zinzendorf

Sep 17, 1957
AKC W866389
Black, Cream
Breeder: James Stevens

Sigman von Viridior

Feb 13, 1956
AKC W673655 [6-57]
Black, Tan

Maximillian von Viridior
Mar 28, 1951
AKC W490221 [8-55]
Black, Brown

Rex von Viridior
Nov 16, 1949
AKC W186381
Black, Tan

Grenda of Winorca
Apr 1, 1941
AKC W137211
Black, Tan

Duchess von Marrow
Apr 11, 1954
AKC W558246 [8-55]
Black, Tan

Major of Austin Lane
Oct 9, 1950
AKC W491015
Black, Silver

Berna von Haus Pless
Aug 21, 1947
AKC W512175

Pride of Zinzendorf
Sep 3, 1956
AKC W745528
Black, Cream

Jule's Buddy Boy
Dec 13, 1954
AKC W583876
Black, Tan

Fritz of Kenwood
May 27, 1951
AKC W340623
Black, Grey, Tan

Jule of Windy Hill
Aug 8, 1952
AKC W372015
Black, Tan

Patty Ginger
Oct 5, 1954
AKC W583972 [4-56]

King of Carolina II
Dec 8, 1946
AKC W78307

Princess Carolyn
Aug 7, 1953
AKC W519272 [12-54]

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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