C series (called chinchilla)
The genes found at this locus are basically
color lightening modifiers.
These gene do not effect Black colored
dogs, but effect all other colors, brown, sable, tan pointed and buff.
What you normally see, that can be easily
identified, as part of this group of genes, is buff, that varies from near
red to golden to buff to silver.
There are at least three genes in this
locus (location). They seem to work together. Hence the variability of
They are :
C - non lightening dominant.
ch - this gene is responsible for what we normally
think of as buff.
extreme chinchilla, recessive to C and ch, known as silver