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Coat Colours: A-Locus Agouti ( fawn, sable, black and tan/tricolor, recessive black)

Test number: 8144

Breed
All Dog Breeds .
Description

The A locus is responsible for a number of common coat patterns in the dog. Expression of all of them requires any combination of two Ky or Kbr alleles at the K locus, and at least one E or EM allele at the E locus. The gene involved is the Agouti gene, and variations in it are responsible for fawn and sable dogs (Ay), wild type (aw), tan points (at), and recessive black(a).

analysis proves absence or presence of the mutation typically responsible for fawn or sable. In fawn/ sable dogs this test shows if other agouti alleles are present but hidden (only one copy of Ay). It also demonstrates how many copies of this allele are hidden in dogs, which cannot express agouti types (KBKB,  KB  kbr, KB ky, at the k locus and/or ee at the E locus).

shows whether a black dog is black due to “recessive black,” or the more common black at the K locus. It also reveals whether a non-black animal carries “recessive black.” (e.g. German Shepherd Dog, Shetland Sheepdog)

at allele (tan points, tricolors) There is no direct test yet for this recessive allele (, but in some breeds, carriers may be deduced by use of the other two agouti tests. In breeds where only the Ay  and at alleles are present, the Ay test can be used to see if the fawn/sable dog is Ay/Ay (homozygous) or only has one Ay (heterozygous). If it only has one, the other allele must be at. (e.g. Afghans, Collies, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Dachshund, Norwich Terrier, Staffordshire Terrier) In breeds where only Ay, at and “a” alleles are present, both the Ay test and the “a” test need to be performed. Any alleles unaccounted for by these two tests will be at. For example, if a dog is Ay/Ay both alleles are accounted for. If a fawn/sable dog only has a single Ay, then the other allele must either be an “a” or an at, and this can be determined by running the recessive black (“a”) test. Examples of breeds:< Shetland Sheepdog, Belgians (Malinois, Groenendael).

 
Further reading
Coat Colour Inheritance Chartshtml file
Brittany Coat ColoursPDF file
Sample Requirements
Whole blood in EDTA tube (0.5 - 1 ml) or Buccal Swabs. Whole blood in EDTA tube (0.5 - 1 ml) or Buccal swabs. .
Turnaround
1 - 2 weeks
Price
Number of Coat Colour Tests on the same dog Price (including VAT)
First Colour test £ 48.00
Each additional colour test on the same dog £ 24.00

To order:

  • Download Order Form from this link pdf

  • Complete the order form and send it together with your samples to the following address:

    Laboklin (UK),   125 Northenden Road, Manchester, M33 3HF

See Also:
Coat Colours: E-Locus E1 (yellow, lemon, red, cream and appricot)  
D Locus D1 + D3 ( Dilution )  
Coat Colours: D-Locus D1 ( Dilution )  
Coat Colours: K- Locus  
Coat Colours: EM-Locus Melanistic Mask Allele (Em), E-Locus  
Curly Coat  
Furnishings and Improper Coat  
Coat Colour EG- Locus (domino, grizzle)  
Coat Colour: EH-locus (sable)  
Coat Colour: S-locus (piebald, spotted white)*  
Hairlessness  
Harlequin  
Saddle Tan  
Coat (hair) Length I  
Coat (hair) Length II  
Panda White Spotting  
C Locus (Albino)  
Coat Colour: D2 - Locus ( Dilution )  
D Locus D1 + D2 ( Dilution )  
Coat Length I + II ( Long or Shor Hair)  
Coat Colours: E-Locus E2 (Red / Yellow)  
M Locus * / Merle Gene / Dapple (merle / Cryptic Merle)  
Coat Colour DNA bundle: Loci A + B + D1 + E1 + I + K + S  
I - Locus (phaeomelanin intensity)  
Coat Colour: D3 - Locus ( Dilution )  
Coat Colour: B Locus (Brown Coat Colour)  

 
 
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