There are a number of French Bulldogs varieties when it comes to color. All of them appear in so many amazing ways. Contrary to the popular beliefs, French Bulldogs are not just a visual color. In fact, a few of them result from the DNA test that is not clear on what the color will look like. A number of researches have been done involving what color DNA a bulldog actually is in order to determine what colors that you can get from a pairing. Some colors are standard while some others are rare.
One of the French Bulldogs colors is lilac. This one is very interesting genetically. Its coat has a light, greyish appearance. It is produced by the mix of a Chocolate carrier and a Blue Carrier (Dilute). What DNA makes a lilac French Bulldog? If you are wondering about it, keep reading the post.
According to Pudgy Bulls, in order to make a true lilac, coco dd is required. If you want to create the lilac color, you will need to have a double copy of blue and a double copy of coco present in the same dog. So, its DNA is d/d + co/co (requires 2 copies of each 2 colors).
After finding out about the DNA that makes a lilac French Bulldog, you may also want to know the DNA that makes the other colors of French Bulldogs. If you are interested about it, check out the following information:
Instead of color, brindle is often referred to as a pattern as it has stripes whose color is determined by other Locuses that are genetically present in the dog. As a dominant gene, brindle only requires 1 copy to present itself. If a dog has even 1 copy of a brindle, it is considered brindled. It is still like that even if the brindle does not present itself on the dog.
- Pied or piebald
Pied is counted as a recessive pattern. It is also known as the delete gene. It requires 2 copies of S (ss) to make a visually pied dog. A pied carrier is the name of the dog with one copy of pied (s/n).
Just like brindle and pied or piebald, merle is also known as a pattern gene. This one has so many variations. M is the genetic letter for merle. The merle pattern is described as a pattern that dilutes specific areas of the dog’s color and makes it show up as a different color. 1 copy of merle is required to make a visual merle.
Genetically, a mask is referred to as em. In order to have a dog with a visual mask, all that you have to do is to get one copy of this gene. It means a few things will cover a mask, including brindle or pied. To see if the dog carries a copy of em, you will have to test it. What makes it interesting is that the cream gene has the ability to delete copies of mask.
Cream is known as a recessive gene. It means it needs 2 copies to make a visual cream. E is the genetic letter code for this color. In fact, a dog can genetically be any color and be covered in cream. For instance you can have a dog that is blue tri and you would never see it if it carries e/e because the 2 copies of cream will cover the whole dog in a cream suit.
The dog that carries the gene for the blue color will genetically test showing dd. D means dilute color. Besides, it is also recessive. It means it is a must for you to have 2 copies of d if you want to create a visually blue dog.
- Chocolate (cocoa)
Co is the genetic letter for chocolate (cocoa). Chocolate (cocoa) is a recessive gene which means it takes 2 copies of chocolate to make a visually chocolate dog. The dog that carries this color will be referred to as Coco. In the past, there was no DNA test for it.
- Rojo chocolate
Rojo chocolate is also known as testable chocolate. The dog that carries the gene for this color will genetically test as bb. Talking about the color, it has a different shade than the chocolate (cocoa). What makes it different is that it seems to be bit more red in appearance. Similar to chocolate (cocoa), rojo chocolate will need 2 copies to make a visually rojo chocolate dog.
Isabella is also considered as lilac. It is created the same was as lilac. However, it is made with eh rojo chocolate. It has a different shade than lilac due to the rojo chocolate that has a more red tint. In general, it will test as dd bb.
- New shade
New shade is the one used to describe a dog that is genetically bb coco. It is a mix of 2 copies of both of the chocolates.
- New shade Isabella
Genetically, new shade Isabella is the same as new shade. What makes it different compared to new shade is that it adds 2 copies of blue. It means the DNA will be dd coco bb. It is a dd coco bb dog with added copies of intensity that is ii. For your information, intensity is a color modifier gene. It creates a more intense or reddish tint to its underlying color patterns.
Tri is the name of the gene that is found on the A locus. This one is responsible for the tan points on a French Bulldog. There are a total of 3 different variations in the A locus. Genetically, a dog with tri gene will gets as at/at.
- A gene
There are 3 different variations of the A locus: at, a, and ay. All of them can show up in any mix with a dog.
a/a is the variation of the A locus that creates a true solid dog. Even if it carries brindle, it will not show up.