Our last day of testing for the year will be 22 December. The lab will start up again on 2 January 2024.
You can still place new orders and send us samples while we are on break, ready for when we reopen.
B locus brown (bc allele) (bc)
Brown dogs can be found in many different breeds and cross-breeds. Brown dogs are often a beautiful chocolate colour, and have brown instead of black noses.
The brown coat colour in dogs is recessive. This means that some dogs that aren't brown still have the potential to produce brown puppies. It also means that when two brown dogs are bred together, they won't produce any black puppies.
This individual test is for the rarer brown variant, bc. Results are reported as either bc or n, where n could be B or another brown allele. To test for all three brown variants at once, try our B locus panel.
Gene or region and technical reference
Gene: (causative). Reference:
n. Test developed using artificial DNA, animal controls.
bc. Test developed using artifical DNA.
Panels: groups of tests that are often ordered together
This test is in the B locus panel.