Color: grizzle or domino
Samples Accepted: Blood, Buccal Swabs
Locus Information: E locus: Eg
The E locus has multiple alleles. The wildtype, E, results in a black animal, while Em codes for a melanistic (dark) mask, and Eg codes for grizzle (only in Salukis and Afghan hounds). The lightest color is coded for by the e allele.
Test Information: This mutation test identifies only the Eg allele of the E-locus: a single base change in the MC1R gene that is associated with the grizzle or domino patterns in Salukis and Afghan Hounds.
Further information is available at the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals website.