Basically a Chocolate Yorkie and Chocolate Yorkie Puppies are not a Correct Yorkshire Terrier. A "Chocolate Yorkie" is an overload of red gold and is a mutation of breed and should not be bred as it is a complete loss of pigment. This statement contradicts itself. If the chocolate color is an overload of red and gold pigmentation then there can't be a complete loss of pigment. A complete loss of pigment should result in albino yorkies. Secondly, anunexpected color in offspring can occur in at least two ways:
A change of the DNA sequence within a gene or chromosome of an organism resulting in the creation of a new character or trait not found in the parental type. Either of the words, evolution or mutation can be used to describe this change. The gene responsible for the unexpected color was present in one or both ofthe parent’s ancestors.
There are no medical documents indicating that yorkies that are chocolate, is a result of a change in the DNA sequence within a gene or chromosome, but there is some indication that the chocolate gene was introduced into the yorkshireterriers breed with the black/tan terrier known today as the Manchester Terrier by the Scott's using the Skye-black and tan terriers crosses and crossing them with the Waterside Terriers. This black/tan was referred to as a crossbred terrier dark brown in color.
Those that advertise this color as Rare are being dishonest in that they are just trying to enrich themselves with more money, in spite of the lack of pigment in the dogs they produce which could bring a genetic nightmare to the breed. Don't be taken in by this false advertising.
One of the reasons for avoiding breeding "off-colored" Yorkies is because it could be a genetic defect that may affect the dog's health. Some health problems can include, but aren't limited to, severe skin problems, allergies total hair loss and in some cases long-term illness and/or death. A responsible breeder will not intentionally breed for undesirable traits.
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