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Colours and Combinations: G Locus

The G Locus The G locus, also known as the Grey Locus, is responsible for the dilution of the black pigment (eumelanin) to a blue-grey. The wildtype of this Locus is dominant and represented by “G”. Each strand of hair contains black pigment. The recessive mutation is represented by “g” and causes the pigment in […]

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Colours and Combinations: D Locus

The D Locus The D Locus, also known as the Dilute or Russian Blue Locus, is responsible for the distribution of pigment in each strand of hair. The wildtype of this Locus is dominant and represented by “D”. Each strand of hairs’ pigment is distributed evenly throughout. The recessive mutation is represented by “d” and […]

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Colours and Combinations: B Locus

The B Locus The B locus, also called the Brown Locus, is responsible for turning the eumelanin pigment (which is normally black) to brown. The wildtype of this Locus is dominant and is represented by “B”. Any pigments affected by eumelanin are black. The recessive mutation of this locus is represented by “b”. Any pigments […]

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Colours and Combinations: A Locus

The A Locus The A locus, also called the Agouti Locus, is responsible for the banding of the fur. The wildtype of this Locus is dominant and is represented by “A”. Each strand of hair is banded in different colours, namely black and yellow. The recessive mutation of this locus is represented by “a”. Each […]