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I have a blue and white dog, could her pups turn out blue?

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Jakrr, Mar 26, 2017.


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  1. Jakrr

    Jakrr PetForums Newbie

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    I have a blue and white 8 week old Staffordshire bull terrier. In no way am I planning on breaking her until at least 2 years old, if at all. I just wanna know could her pups turn out all blue? Her mother and father are both blue.
     
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    I hope you don't - there are thousands of staffies being killed in shelters as it is.

    Please just keep her as a pet and neuter her when the time comes.
     
  3. Jakrr

    Jakrr PetForums Newbie

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    I know that, that's why I said if at all. I'm just curious to know.
     
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    Ceiling Kitty Hides away from much through humour...

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    Would the answer have any effect on your decision whether or not to breed?
     
  5. Jakrr

    Jakrr PetForums Newbie

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    God. I came here to ask a question not to be interrogated. No it wouldn't. I was just curious if anyone could give me an insight on the genetics.
     
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    It's possible but not definite. They could come out a different colour. Whichever, the world already has more than enough Staffys.
     
  7. Jakrr

    Jakrr PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you for your answer.
     
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    I was just curious!
     
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    You're welcome.

    Just to say, no-one meant to have a go at you about breeding. It's just that people on here are more focused on the welfare of dogs than on the feelings of posters. That's why you got the reaction you did to your OP.
     
  10. ouesi

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    Okay, it depends on why she is blue and white. She could be mantle marked and the blue and white is from that, or she could be piebald which also produces white and another color which would change the outcome of the pups. She could also be a full dilute black with white markings, that would have another outcome.

    The only way to know really is to do genetic color testing and also have the sire genetic color tested as well. From there you can figure the probability of what colors they would throw, but Punett Squares only show the probability not what might actually hit the ground. In other words she could have a 50/50 chance of throwing blue and white dogs and what she ends up having are all black. You just don't know.

    That said, breeding for color is not the most responsible or ethical way to approach breeding....
     
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    I apologise OP. I've had the exact same question from people before - I believe blue Staffords often command a higher selling price. It's made me cynical.
     
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    do you have a picture of her, we had staffys years ago. a brindle and a black. have you just got her, what is her name.
     
  13. Jakrr

    Jakrr PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you and I know that I was just wondering what colour if she had pups could they turn out blue, blue and white or white. I don't plan on breeding.
    Don't worry about it, I understand that people only breed for money and contribute to the over population of dogs. Also where I'm from it's hard to get any type of dog you often have to drive for hours and it's a struggle to try and find a breeder.
     
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    Really? Where are you from?
     
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    Jakrr PetForums Newbie

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    https://imgur.com/a/fVr6b Here's a pic, she's called susie.
     
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    Jakrr PetForums Newbie

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    Ireland.
     
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    Funny as most rescues in this country are swamped with unwanted dogs that are shipped over from Ireland.

    The answer to your question would depend on male she was put to.
     
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    If both her Parents are blue yet she is blue and white, then there must be white or pied in one or both lines.

    She could have blue pups and she could have white or pied.
     
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    I wasn't aware of that, but I'm from the north of Ireland not Ireland itself.
     
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    Looking at the picture of her, her blue patches could become black as she ages.

    We have a two year old dark red Staffy girl. In the picture below, she was a pup and looks tan in colour. She's now dark red, a little like the colour of a conker. She was spayed after her first season.

    Your pup is very pretty.
     
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