Cream colored min pin?
Ok, my female chocolate/rust min pin was artificially inseminated by a black/tan male min pin., We ended up with 2 "cream" colored females. I have looked over the internet and found 2 breeder sites with min pins this color(they call it tan). But I just don't understand how it happened. Could it have been in the genes somewhere?
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Either in the genes or one dog isn't purebred...It is a disqualifying fault at least.
B.t.w., Breeding your one yr. old bitch in back to back heat cycles is horrible for her & the pups!
Here is something I hope you'll read & think about!
Solid clear red. Stag red (red with intermingling of black hairs). Black with sharply defined rust-red markings on cheeks, lips, lower jaw, throat, twin spots above eyes and chest, lower half of forelegs, inside of hind legs and vent region, lower portion of hocks and feet. Black pencil stripes on toes. Chocolate with rust-red markings the same as specified for blacks, except brown pencil stripes on toes. In the solid red and stag red a rich vibrant medium to dark shade is preferred. Disqualifications -Any color other than listed. Thumb mark (patch of black hair surrounded by rust on the front of the foreleg between the foot and the wrist; on chocolates, the patch is chocolate hair). White on any part of dog which exceeds one-half inch in its longest dimension
Above is the AKC standard for Miniature Pinschers. If you didn't health test your dog or the dog you bred to, it is possible that this happened. In the Dobermans, some dogs can possess the Z factor, or the Albino gene - these dogs should never be bred, as if they are bred incorrectly, can produce Albino Dobermans, which are a disqualification and which are very unhealthy dogs. Min Pins are NOT descendents of Dobermans, but this is just an example of poor breeding. If your dog or the male are not AKC registered, then you have no way of knowing if either has this 'cream' colored dog in their lineage. Regardless, if your dog is not AKC registered, of championship lines or titled herself, properly health tested, and of two years of age, you shouldn't be breeding her anyways. I don't mean to sound harsh, but there are too many dogs already who are euthanized everyday because there are NOT homes for them. If you are going to be breeding dogs, please do research and know the proper way to go about it.
Sergeant answered on 1/14/09. Helpful? / 0
Here are two sites about miniature pinscher coat genetics:
Assuming both dogs were purebred, this should help you understand how this color was inherited. On these sites, I think the color you are referring to is called "fawn."
Zack answered on 1/15/09. Helpful? / 0
It sounds like both dogs were carriers of the albino gene, which is NOT rare and special like folks say it is, it is devastating to the dogs and they often have health problems, neurotic tendencies, and hearing problems.
Bam-Bam, CGC answered on 1/15/09. Helpful? / 1