The Colors of Life

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Color Testing

The following labs provide DNA color testing. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and is for reference only.

If you know of a lab that is not listed please contact me so it can be added.

UC Davis

  • EM,EG,E,e
  • Brown
  • Dilute
  • Dominant Black
  • Agouti
  • Harlequin pattern in Great Danes
  • Piebald


some tests are breed specific

  • EM
  • e
  • b
  • KB
  • Ky
  • ay
  • a

HealthGene most tests are breed specific

Animal Genetics Inc.

  • Agouti ("Ay", "At", "Aw" and "a")
  • Black/Red (E)
  • Brown (B)
  • Dilute (D)
  • Dominant Black (KB)
  • Hair Length (FGF5)
  • Hair Curl (KRT71 gene)
  • Canine Hair Furnishings (longer eyebrows and mustache)