The Blue Merle Amstaff is a unique breed of dog. Unlike its Pit bull cousins, it isn’t a purebred. The breed has a mixed background, and some Amstaffs are blue, while others are black or red. Amstaffs are similar to Pit bulls in many ways, including their head structure. They have a muscular neck and prominent jaws. The short coat of this breed is one of its most distinguishing features.
The color of the merle is variable and unreliable. In the wild, a merle dog can be nearly black. But when bred with a white merle dog, the dog’s markings will be diluted to the point where it will appear white. It might even have large white patches where the merle gene is absent. The merle gene is variable and unstable, so one of two merles may look blue or black to a non-merle eye.
This gene is the cause of several eye defects, including deafness and blindness. A double merle is also more prone to skin cancer because the merle gene does not affect the transcription factor that causes microphthalmia. However, these issues are rare in a single merle dog. Fortunately, many merles are otherwise healthy and do not show signs of any eye or skin defects.
There are two forms of this coat pattern. The Blue and the Black Merle Amstaff is an example of a blue merle. A blue merle dog will display patches of different colours on their skin and coat. It will also have odd-colored eyes. It’s also important to keep in mind that this pattern may not be present in all of its offspring. A dog with two different merles genes should be avoided from breeding. Offspring may suffer from serious eye problems and deafness.
A blue merle dog’s coat will be characterized by patches of white color. This color is caused by a recessive red allele, or M. A dog with this gene will appear solid red. It may also have blue eyes, and in some cases, may have a pink nose. A recessive red dog will have a blue merle eye if it possesses the M gene.
Some dog experts and dog lovers say that breeding a Blue Merle Pit Bull puppy is unethical and inhumane. While breeding two merle dogs produces healthy offspring, it increases the risk of genetic disease. Double merle litters can also have higher risks of deafness, blindness, and other problems. Breeding merle dogs with blue eyes increases the risk of congenital problems.
The merles are the result of irresponsible breeding. The merle gene is found in only one parent of a pair. However, responsible breeders genetically test their dogs before breeding them. The result is a double merle pup. This double merle puppy’s offspring are more likely to be blind or deaf. A double merle puppy may also suffer from other diseases such as heart defects and glaucoma.Similar Posts: