Learn how to predict potential litter coat color genotypes as well as genetic health risks for a proposed breeding with Dr. Adam Boyko.
How can I use Punnett squares to predict litter outcomes?
Knowing the genotypes of two dogs that will potentially be bred can provide you with a wealth of information. In this video, Embark’s Chief Science Officer explains how to create Punnett squares and use them to determine the statistical probability of producing clear, carrier, and/or at-risk puppies from the mating of two dogs regardless of MOI of the variant as well as expected coat colors.
New to genetics?
- Curious About Coat Color Genetics? Learn more here: https://embarkvet.com/breeders/resources/canine-genetics-for-dog-breeders/coat-color/genetics-101/
- Should you breed a dog tested as a carrier or at-risk? Learn how to factor genetic health results into breeding decisions in this video with Dr. Adam Boyko: https://embarkvet.com/breeders/resources/canine-genetics-for-dog-breeders/breeding-carrier-or-at-risk/
- Get an intro to Mendelian inheritance, Gregor Mendel’s genetic inheritance principles that explain the idea of dominant and recessive genes: https://embarkvet.com/breeders/mendelian-inheritance-explored/