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New to genetics

I am trying to learn more about genetics, it's a slow process so far lol. But my question is, what is the likely outcome of crossing a bb dog to a dd dog? bb is a liver/chocolate while dd is a blue. From what I've read & gathered, bb & dd are 2 separate color catagories? One a variation while the other a dilute? Please correct me if I'm wrong, I'm here to learn!


The short answer is that if the liver dog doesn't carry dilute and the dilute dog doesn't carry liver, all the puppies will have black pigment.


Good Dog
They are two seperate genes so the outcome is going to depend on what each dog has at those genes. Since liver and dilution are both recessive, if the mated pair aren't both carrying the recessive gene, there is no chance of it showing.

So if you cross a BB dd and a bb DD dog, all the pups will be Bb Dd so they wont express either gene. If you cross dogs that are both bb dd, all the pups will be that too.

An example is my BYB neighbor bred is liver bitch to a blue dog. The pups were 2 black, 3 liver and 1 blue. So that tells me mom was bb Dd and dad was Bb dd.


Good Dog
If one parent is liver the pups will carry for liver no matter what the other parent is. Same with dilution.
In the breeding I used as an example, there was also a chance for the pups to be bb dd (isabella) but it didnt happen.