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Canine Coat and Nose Color Testing

C128-Canine Coat and Nose Color Test
English Setter


Presence of black or black tricolor, liver or liver tricolor and lemon colors, and black or brown nose. English Setters occur in several colors: black, brown, red, lemon and occasionally sable, all with white. English Setters can also be  and-tan and such dogs are usually called tricolor. Several genes and the interaction thereof contribute to these colors. The modifier genes causing the amount of dark patches is not known. All English Setters are ticked, although this pattern is called belton sometimes. One gene that is necessary for black or brown coat color is K, and the allele responsible is KB. ES that are tricolor or sable do not have a KB, but are ky/ky. English Setters that are red or lemon could be any genotype at the K locus since they are e/e and this masks the effects of K. Tricolor dogs must have an at/at genotype at the agouti locus. Sable dogs have at least one ay allele. If desired, testing for the sable allele is available at an extra charge.

Please select the color of your dog to determine possible genotypes:
Genotype Main Color Nose Color Hidden Color
KbKbEEBB black black none
KbkyEEBB black black tricolor
KbKbEeBB black black red
KbkyEeBB black black red, tricolor
KbKbEEBb black black brown
KbkyEEBb black black brown, tricolor
KbKbEeBb black black brown, red
KbkyEeBb black black brown, red, tricolor
kykyEEBB black tricolor black none
kykyEeBB black tricolor black red
kykyEEBb black tricolor black brown
kykyEeBb black tricolor black brown, red
KbKbEEbb brown brown none
KbkyEEbb brown brown tricolor
KbKbEebb brown brown red
KbkyEebb brown brwon red, tricolor
kykyEEbb brown tricolor brown none
kykyEebb brown tricolor brown red
KbKbeebb lemon brown brown
Kbkyeebb lemon brown brown, tricolor
kykyeebb lemon brown brown, tricolor
KbKbeeBB red black none
KbkyeeBB red black tricolor
kykyeeBB red black tricolor
KbKbeeBb red black brown
KbkyeeBb red black brown, tricolor
kykyeeBb red black brown, tricolor
Any single tested allele - $55.00*
Each additional allele - $20.00*
* subject to HST for Canadian residents only.

Note: Mask gene (Em) is considered as an individual test, separate from other alleles in E locus.

To help you to calculate the proper amount, please review the following example:
Testing for 3 alleles - E, B, and D - should be calculated as $55 + $20 + $20 = $95.00.
The price will be automaticaly calculated during the process of ordering a sample collection kit.
HealthGene requires a blood sample (at least 1ml of whole blood in a purple top EDTA tube) for testing 3 or more alleles. If testing less than 3, a sample collection kit (cheek swab collection) can be ordered online following the link: Order A Sample Collection Kit.
Test results are usually available in 10 Business Days from the moment the samples arrive at the laboratory. Test results can be reported by e-mail, fax, or by phone.
HealthGene will provide a certificate for each test result.