Originally Posted by MaizieFrosty
This is not a breeding forum, so I'm not sure anyone will know the answer. I would ask your mentor--hopefully you are working with one?
, It's true we don't have many poodle breeders or geneticists here, but a few of us may know the answer or where to point you. I love reading about dog genetics and have learned a great deal over the past two years.
I only vaguely remember the answer to your question, so I'm hardly sure enough to say it would be an okay breeding. Mainly I remember that if you breed two Partis together, one of more in the litter could have health problems. Although I don't have the expertise to tell you, I can tell you who might.
There is a private FB group called Poodle Colour Genetics
(not affiliated with the sites below, to my knowledge). Try this link
and join. They have members who will know the answer.
Genetics of Coat Color and Type in Dogs by Dr. Sheila Schmultz
, also see her page here
Dr. Schmultz developed one or more of the DNA tests used now. I corresponded with her almost two years ago when I had a question about genes, and she responded. She may be retired now.
Dog Coat Colour Genetics by Jess
, easy to read, written for laypersons, and written so well that one of the DNA labs use it to refer others to read.
I'll also suggest you to google "abstract poodles" or "mismarked poodles" in case you learn that breeding a solid white to a Parti could result in an abstract. An abstract or mismarked is a Parti poodle with "faults" in the coloring. I'm not sure what the big deal is about this since a Parti is ineligible for a AKC conformation show anyway; others can chime in on that. You can what they look like at this
site. I think they're pretty at least at that site, but don't have a heart attack from sticker shock.
Also, find some Parti breeders online, call and ask. A lot of poodle people love to talk shop, so you might get lucky.
Another FB group is The Poodle Breeders Forum (link
). They're not exactly in your ballpark, but might have some answers for your question too.
You can also order a Full Color Coat Panel
. This is DNA color gene testing at various labs, and generally you submit a saliva swab test for the sire and/or dam. They also test for inheritable genetic conditions/diseases.
This lab here
is $168, and this one here
is more expensive but sign up for free, and they'll email every time they run a discount. These are often at 40 to 50% off and will probably have the half price sale around Veterans Day. I like them better b/c they have top of the line geneticists and vets, and a doctor will talk to you on the phone if you have any questions understanding the results.
Good luck, and show us your puppies if you get that far!