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The cream dilution gene (SLC45A2, previously known as MATP) has an effect on both red and black pigment and dilutes the basic coat colour to lighter coat shades.
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The cream dilution gene (SLC45A2, previously known as MATP) has an effect on both red and black pigment and dilutes the basic coat colour to lighter coat shades. In several breeds this is considered a desirable trait. The cream mutation shows incomplete dominance, meaning that one copy of the Cr allele produces a dilute colour and two copies of the Cr allele produces a more extreme dilute colour.
A single dose dilution (one copy of Cr allele) results in palomino, buckskin or smoky black. The effect on black pigment might be very subtle. A double dose dilution (two copies of Cr allele) results in cremello, perlino or smoky cream. They are also called “double-dilutes” or “blue-eyed cream” and they share a number of characteristics. Their eyes are pale blue, paler than the unpigmented blue eyes associated with white colour or white markings, and the skin is rosy-pink.
This test is specific for one mutation in the SLC45A2 gene that is associated with the cream dilution. Mutations in other dilution genes that may produce coat colours that resemble cream will not be detected by this test.
Specific breeds are undefined.
Pubmed ID: 12605854
Omia ID: 1344