Chocolate French Bulldogs in Colorado
We have chocolate French Bulldogs in Colorado available in upcoming litters. There are two different colors of chocolate: testable and non-testable chocolate. Testable chocolates have a rich, medium-brown fur coat with a “red” nose. Non-testable chocolates are a deep darker brown. Both have ranging from gold to yellowish-green. We will discuss non-testable chocolate in this discussion.
If you don’t see a chocolate 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. Chocolate French Bulldogs are typically $4000-4500*. Choose your preference of male or female and then choose chocolate. 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.
*This is they typical price at time of writing and may change over time.
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The genetics behind the coloring.
For the chocolate color to be expressed the pup must carry two copies of the chocolate gene (co/co).
What about chocolate 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).
Note this little guy is lilac pied. I realized when writing this I’ve never had a chocolate pied Frenchie in our program. Just imagine a white base with dark brown instead of grey. 🙂
Chocolate Merle French Bulldogs
Now you can have a chocolate merle Frenchies as well. You’ll see a variety of coloring in lilac merles. 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.
Chocolate and Tan French Bulldogs
On the A locus, At gives the pups tan points. It’s dominant over “a” so if your pups inherits (At,a) he will be chocolate with tan points. If he inherits two copies of the tan points gene (At, At) he will be chocolate and tan points as well.
There are several more varieties you can have as well such as chocolate merle pied and chocolate merle with tan points. If you’re asking me, all are beautiful.