Colour genes

Marking genes

Pink eye dilute

Pink eye dilute is a very common colour in the UK, and is one of the colours that has been around since even before the fancy. Alleles at this locus are:

  • P – Dominant wild type (so “no effect”). Normal pigment.
  • p – Recessive pink eye dilute gene. Black pigment is reduced to a pale cream, yellow pigment remains basically unchanged. Eyes are pale pink.

A-pp: silver fawn

A-pp: silver fawn

aapp: champagne

aapp: champagne