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The pale cream colour produced by the e2 variant occurs in Australian Cattle Dog and appears limited to this breed and its crossbreds
Trait (Associated with Phenotype)
It is a trait and so is tested based on preference, not usually for health concerns.
Mode of Inheritance:
Durig N, A Letko, SH Rasouliha, R Loechel, A Kehl, MK Hytonen, H Lohi, N Mauri, J Dietrich, M Wiedmer, M Drogemuller, V Jagannathan, SM Schmutz, T Leeb. 2018. Two MC1R loss-of-function alleles in cream-coloured Australian Cattle Dogs and white Huskies. Animal Genetics 49:284-290.
Associated Breed(s):Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Shepherd, Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, Border Collie, Collie Rough, Collie Smooth, Koolie , Mixed Breed,