What is a sable Merle?
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Besides, how do you get a Merle dog?
The merle pattern is produced when a dog has a single copy of the M< allele. All merle dogs have the genotype Mm — meaning they have one allele for merle and one allele for non-merle. All non-merles are mm.
One may also ask, where does the Merle gene come from? Merle is a coat pattern found in Australian Shepherds, Collies, Shelties, and a number of other dog breeds. This particular phenotype is inherited as an autosomal, incompletely dominant trait. The merle gene creates mottled patches of color in a solid or piebald coat, blue or odd-colored eyes, and affects skin pigment.
Besides, what is a sable Australian shepherd?
SABLE AUSSIES. Sable is the second most dominant allele in the A series according to Little's model, and the most dominant according to models that put dominant black on the K locus. It is characterized by reddish hair shafts that are tipped in black (black nosed dogs) or tipped in liver (liver nosed dogs).
Can border collies be Blue Merle?
The blue merle Border Collie is a clever herding dog with ancient roots. Blue merle is actually one of the rarest Border Collie coat colors. This coat color can only be produced in puppies by dogs who carry the dominant merle gene. But this can also present some issues for our dogs!