Malti Poo - Maltipoo Question

I HAVE A MALTIPOO THAT HAD A PUPPIES BUT 2 COME OUT BLACK THE ONLY DOG THAT SHE MATED WITH WAS A...


I HAVE A MALTIPOO THAT HAD A PUPPIES BUT 2 COME OUT BLACK THE ONLY DOG THAT SHE MATED WITH WAS A MALTESE - IS THIS NORMAL? IF BOTH DOGS WHERE ONE IS APRICOT COLOR AND THE OTHER WHITE?

    In Malti Poo - Maltipoo - Asked by Anonymous - 1/11/2012 9:17:42 PM
Very normal. Apricot may have been mom but, you don't know what colors are back generations. Black is a dominate color so somewhere back there is a black dog.:)
    Answered by ranchnerd - 2/11/2012 8:19:55 AM
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Yes. Black is a dominant gene and red is a recessive gene that modifies black. So, your apricot dog is "black" but with a recessive modifying gene that turns its coat is red color. Your puppies probably got the black gene from their mom but did not get the recessive apricot modifying gene from both parents, so they came out just black. :)
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/30/2012 3:33:34 PM