Mail! no matter how it comes (snail or through the air) we love it! – especially when it comes from you! An irregular coat question caught our attention last week…
IT READS –
Cathy, I have a question. If an F1 goldendoodle carries the IC gene and is bred with a poodle that does NOT carry the IC gene, will any of the puppies have the furnishing/coats issues or will they just be carriers? Jill
Interesting enough there wasn’t a great deal of reading material on the internet for me to research and get a better understanding, so I went to my SMDE (Subject Matter “Doodle” Expert) Kate Singleton.
Kate has been involved with Goldendoodles for many years. She’s helped hundreds of Doodle families living with Megaesophagus, and she’s lived with and loved a few herself. An incredible advocate for rescue organizations, Kate presently volunteers her time as the Assistant Manager for IDOG (International Doodle Rescue). She’s my “go-to” human for all things “Goldendoodle.”And she’s been an incredible friend from across the country.
HERE’S WHAT SHE SHARED –
To my understanding, if either of the dogs carry the gene, there is a 50% chance of producing puppies with the IC gene. However, I do know a breeder who bred two F1B’s, the father had the IC gene, the mother did not (at the time of breeding she was unaware that the father had the gene).
Out of 10 puppies, 4 of them were born with irregular coats and the others had the desired curly coat.
To get into specifics of genetics, one would need to know whether the IC gene was a X or Y gene.
Here’s a puppy born with an IC gene…
KEEP IN MIND –
The generation or breed doesn’t matter, it’s the genetics that they carry. At some point, all doodles are a poodle/retriever cross. As long as the dog carries the IC gene, it has the potential to produce puppies with IC. Even if we knew more specifics about the genetics (whether it was a mitochondrial gene or non mitochondrial gene- X or Y) you can’t really say for certain what the odds would be and just have to assume 50/50….
Thanks Jill! Golden hugs & Doodle Kisses from the Boys & I.
The intentional mix of breeds (Hybrids) allows you to have the predictability of the purebred, while maintaining the genetic diversity of a mixed breed dog. When you breed two different types of purebred dogs together you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed.
However, if you’re looking for specific physical characteristics. I highly recommend you research, ask questions, and take your time making any decisions or selections.
Disclaimer: I am neither a veterinarian nor a Goldendoodle Breeder. I am however, a Doodle Mom who loves to research, learn and share what I know about them.
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