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Cocker Spaniel Coat Color Inheritance

Interactive charts for the A B E and S genes

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THE "S" LOCUS
The charts below are for the "S" series only and are a predictor of probability not a guarantee of the color of puppies in any particular litter

 
if sire is 
S Sclick here
if sire is 
sp spclick here
if sire is 
S spclick here
if sire is 
sp xspclick here
if sire is 
S xspclick here
if sire is 
xsp xspclick here
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sire is S S
and dam is 
S Sclick here
and dam is 
sp spclick here
and dam is 
S spclick here
and dam is 
sp xspclick here
and dam is 
S xspclick here
and dam is
xsp xspclick here
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sire is S sp
and dam is 
S Sclick here
and dam is 
sp spclick here
and dam is 
S spclick here
and dam is 
sp xspclick here
and dam is 
S xspclick here
and dam is 
xsp xspclick here
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sire is S xsp
and dam is 
S Sclick here
and dam is 
sp spclick here
and dam is 
S spclick here
and dam is 
sp xspclick here
and dam is 
S xspclick here
and dam is 
xsp xspclick here
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sire is sp sp
and dam is 
S Sclick here
and dam is 
sp spclick here
and dam is 
S spclick here
and dam is 
sp xspclick here
and dam is 
S xspclick here
and dam is 
xsp xspclick here
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sire is sp xsp
and dam is 
S Sclick here
and dam is 
sp spclick here
and dam is 
S spclick here
and dam is 
sp xspclick here
and dam is 
S xspclick here
and dam is 
xsp xspclick here
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sire is xsp xsp
and dam is 
S Sclick here
and dam is 
sp spclick here
and dam is 
S spclick here
and dam is 
sp xspclick here
and dam is 
S xspclick here
and dam is 
xsp xspclick here
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1 if sire is S Sand dam is S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S S
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2 if sire is S Sand dam is S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
 S sp
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3 if sire is S Sand dam is S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
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4 if sire is S Sand dam is sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
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5 if sire is S Sand dam is sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
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6if sire is S Sand dam is xsp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
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1aif sire is S spand dam is S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
 S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
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2aif sire is S spand dam is S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
 S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp sp
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3a if sire is S spand dam is S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
 S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
 S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
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4aif sire is S spand dam is sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp sp
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5aif sire is S spand dam is sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
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6aif sire is S spand dam is xsp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
 S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
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1bif sire is S xspand dam is S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
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2bif sire is S xspand dam is S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
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3b if sire is S xspand dam is S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
xsp xsp
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4bif sire is S xspand dam is sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
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5bif sire is S xspand dam is sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
xsp xsp
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6b if sire is S xspand dam is xsp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
xsp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
xsp xsp
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1cif sire is sp spand dam is S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
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2cif sire is sp spand dam is S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp sp
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3cif sire is sp spand dam is S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be  sp xsp
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4cif sire is sp spand dam is sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp sp
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5cif sire is sp spand dam is sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
 sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
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6cif sire is sp spand dam is xsp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
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1dif sire is sp xspand dam is S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
 S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
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2dif sire is sp xspand dam is S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
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3dif sire is sp xspand dam is S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
xsp xsp
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4dif sire is sp xspand dam is sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
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5dif sire is sp xspand dam is sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be  sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
xsp xsp
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6dif sire is sp xspand dam is xsp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25 
% of the puppies will be 
xsp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
xsp xsp
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1eif sire is xsp xspand dam is S S
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
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2eif sire is xsp xspand dam is S sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
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3eif sire is xsp xspand dam is S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
S xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
xsp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
xsp xsp
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4eif sire is xsp xspand dam is sp sp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
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5eif sire is xsp xspand dam is sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
sp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
xsp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
xsp xsp
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6eif sire is xsp xspand dam is xsp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
xsp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
xsp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
xsp xsp
25% 
of the puppies will be 
xsp xsp
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If you are attempting to breed all white cockers one of the ways to accomplish this would be to mate parents both carrying the extreme spotting gene ( xsp ) but be aware of the fact that in some breeds this can lead to occasional deafness !
I have seen a few pretty silly comments on the web about coat color inheritance such as you can't be sure of anything concerning genetics ? And that breeding two spotted cockers together will
sometimes produce solid puppies !!! I have a colloquialism for just such a statement "There must have been a stranger in the wood pile"

In order to predict the color of puppies you must know the color genes of the parents
Sometimes the only way to figure this is to know the colors of the grandparents and or colors of previous puppies

 ( S=solid dominant to=sp =spotted  and xsp=extreme spotted  )
( sp=spotted  dominant to xsp=extreme spotted  )
The first thing to remember in this series is that when breeding a solid dog (S S) to a spotted dog whether it is the normal spotting gene (sp) or the extreme spotting gene (xsp) there is a very good chance of getting mismarked puppies ( this can occur the first cross to solid or in succeeding generations ) So in the charts below I have listed all those with the possibility of being mismarked as such to help in the differentiation !
A dog that is"S S"is solid
A dog that is"S sp"is mismarked
A dog that is"S xsp" is mismarked
A dog that is"sp sp"is spotted
A dog that is"sp xsp"is spotted 
A dog that is"xsp xsp"is extreme spotted
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