My genetics pages are based on books, journal articles, personal observations and other web pages. Here are some of these references, first general mammalian genetics, then dogs, including a breakdown by breed, and finally references and web pages on other mammals. These are the refereces used in writing the pages on basic genetics, multiple-locus genetics, and canine color genes, as well as more pages to come.
Searle, A. G., 1968: Comparative Genetics of Coat Colour in Mammals. Academic/Logos, 308 pp. Wonderful book if a little out of date. To the best of my knowledge, there is nothing else as wide-ranging.
Hutt, Frederick B. and Benjamin A. Rasmusen, 1982: Animal Genetics. Wiley, 582 pages. Basic textbook on animal genetics, including mammals and birds, with emphasis on farm animals.
UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Lab (off-site)
Genscope, a genetics teaching program (off-site)
The Canine Diversity Project, a discussion of diversity in purebred dogs. (off-site)
Genetics of Coat Color and Type in Dogs, by Dr. Sheila Schmutz, is an excellent site based on recent DNA research.
Hutt, Frederick B. 1979: Genetics for Dog Breeders. Freeman, 245 pages.
Little, Clarence C., first published 1957: The Inheritance of Coat Color in Dogs. Howell 1971, 194 pages.
Battaglia, Carmelo L., 1978: Dog Genetics, How to breed better dogs. T.F.H., 192 pages. The color genetics are (to put it mildly) rudimentary.
Sponenberg, D. Philip, 1985: Inheritance of the harlequin color in Great Dane dogs. Journal of Heredity 76, pp 224-225. Will be summarized in the upcoming page on oddities regarding merle.
Sponenberg, D. Philip, 1984: Germinal reversion of the merle allele in Australian shepherd dogs. Journal of Heredity 75, p 78. Will be summarized in the upcoming page on oddities regarding merle.
Sponenberg, D. P. and M. Lynn Lamoreux, 1985: Inheritance of tweed, a modification of merle, in Australian shepherd dogs. Journal of Heredity 76, pp 303-304. Will be summarized in the upcoming page on oddities regarding merle.
Padgett,George A., 1998: Control of Canine Genetic Diseases. Howell, 1998, 264 pp
Newton, G. M., Alison L. Wilkie, Lin He, Slobhan A. Jordan, Danika L. Metullinos, Nigel G. Holmes , Ian J. Jackson and Gregory S. Barsh, 2000: Melanocortin 1 receptor variation in the domestic dog. Mammalian Genome 11, pp 24-30
Dogs, breed specific
These are mostly web sites, and are listed in order by breed. Some discuss genetics; others show the various colors occurring in the breed. This section will be added to as I have time to look at the sites and add a sentence or two of review. Thanks to Liisa Sarakontu for many of the sites.
Borzois have a good site on coat color genetics.
German Shepherd Dog:
German Shepherd Dog FAQ
The Norfolk Terrier site has 5 photo galleries of dogs of this breed.
Index of color photos of Shelties on this site.
Time history of major Sheltie colors.
Summary of canine color genetics, this site.
The Siberian Husky Club of America has a site on identifying colors.
Whippet Color Genetics. Primarily genetics, but includes some photos as a part of the breeding analyses.
CFA cat breeds
Cat Color Genetics
The National Gerbil Society - Gerbil genetics
The Guinea Pig: Biology, care, breeding etc.
Horse coat colors (UC Davis site)
Sponenberg, Philip, 2009: Equine Color Genetics, 3rd Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 296 pp. I have the earlier editions, and plan to get this one.
Mice and rats:
AFRMA Fancy Rats and Mice
ABC (and D and E) of color Genetics
Genetics index page
updated March 8, 2010