Brindle French Bulldogs in Colorado
We have brindle French Bulldogs in Colorado available in upcoming litters. Black brindles are a standard color of black streaks of tan running through their coat. The standard color of brindle has brown puppy dog eyes.
If you don’t see a brindle pup available now you can submit a deposit for an upcoming pup. A deposit is $300 and goes towards the total purchase of your pup. Fawn French Bulldogs are typically $3700-3900. Choose your preference of male or female and then choose brindle. Then text me (Amanda) at 417-379-8159 to let me know you’ve done so and if you have specific qualities you are looking or timeframe for adding a pup to your home.
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Genetics: The K Locus where brindling is inherited or the solid black color is expressed.
Two sets of genes can be inherited at this location known as Ky and Kbr. The Kbr gene is known as the brindle gene and is dominant over Ky. If they inherit one or two brindle genes Kbr then they will express brindling. But there is an exception….of course. We will see this exception on the a locus. Make sure to learn about brindles here. The Ky gene is known as the allowing gene. This means when two ky alleles are inherited it allows the A, D, and B locuses to determined the coat color of the Frenchie. Kbr interferes with these colors and you will see the brindling in them as well. You can think two ky alleles (ky,ky) produces solid pups and one or two brindle genes will add the brindling. Typically when someone says brindle they are referring to black brindle as we will for this article. But be aware that many of the other colors can have brindling in their coat such as lilac and blue.
Realize they can have varying amounts of white on them as well such white down the nose, on the neck, chest, and toes.
What about brindle pied French Bulldogs?
Pied means they have a white base and in this case black patches. The pied gene is expressed through the S locus and is a recessive gene. This means it needs to inherit two copies of the pied gene to be expressed. They use a capital S to show that the Frenchie is a carrier of the pied gene and n to show it is not. For example, if your pup is pied it must carry two copies of S (S, S).
Merle French Bulldogs
The merle gene is interesting as it dilutes random sections of the coat such as grey in a black pigmented Frenchie and leaving patches of the original color remaining. The edges of the patches often appear jagged and torn. We would call them black merles. I am unaware of brindle merles at the moment but I am willing to be corrected. They can have very merle marking to the opposite extreme of being mostly covered. Merle is a dominate gene so it only needs one copy the merle gene to be expressed. You don’t breed merles to other merles so you will not have two copies of merle.
Brindle French Bulldogs are a beautiful standard color and you can see come in a variety of colors.