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    Maria Olga

    July 9, 1958
    AKC W969385
    Breeder: Elberta E Updike

    Notes: COI 4.97%

    Gray's White Eagle
    November 15, 1956
    AKC W853616
    White, Cream

    Magician of Gerill
    March 31, 1953
    AKC W401751
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Dandy of Walruth

    July 16, 1944
    AKC A850677

    Echo of Temple

    July 14, 1951
    AKC W270963
    Black, Tan

    Maxinkuckee Kristen
    December 4, 1954
    AKC W621709
    Black, Silver

    Maxinkuckee Silver
    May 24, 1951
    AKC W327044
    Black, Silver

    Cropper Fraulein Alfa
    October 24, 1952
    AKC W473463
    Black, Silver

    Queen June
    June 7, 1956
    AKC W713997

    King Estle
    May 12, 1955
    AKC W666280
    Silver Grey, Black

    Cano of Russ-Ken
    April 23, 1953
    AKC W429131
    Black, Tan, Silver

    Lake-Trail Lady Jane
    June 25, 1951
    AKC W313499

    Queen Dain
    July 2, 1955
    AKC W666279
    Silver Grey, Black

    Peter's Silver
    January 12, 1951
    AKC W355300
    Silver Grey

    Wallace's Penny
    May 6, 1953
    AKC W452513
    Silver Grey

    Legend for German Shepherd Gene Study
      White Carrier
      Black 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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