with and without tan points


The fawn color is mistaken sometimes to be blue. These are very different genes.

The fawn color is achieved by breeding together dogs that carry the dilution gene either in it's homozygous or heterozygous form; ("Dd" or "dd") and the chocolate gene ("Bb" or "bb").

Black to black, or black to red, or red to red, or a black to blue, or blue to red (with or without tan points) can produce a fawn colored offspring --- IF the genes pair correctly and IF they are both carrying the recessive form of the "B" and "D" gene (which is "b" and "d" respectively).

The fawn color is the result of two recessive genes, therefore; the pup could be affected with Alopecia (a skin condition). Not all are, but many do have some form of a skin/coat condition.

It is HIGHLY unadvisable to ever breed a fawn to another fawn. The color can be achieved by breeding the darker colors with correct gene pairing --- so there is no need to take a chance by breeding together two recessive genes.

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Fawn puppy with tan points in litter of red pups with tan points.






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