I know dogs coats can change. This is my question about these colors. I was checking out puppies a person was selling around me and she said that the black and white puppies may turn blue. They are so dark black is it possible for them to turn blue? Then the other puppies that are sable she said could turn brindle. I guess one parent was brindle and one was blue. Is that possible because the puppies look black and white for some and sable for others? They are only 3 or 4 weeks old I could not remember, but it is driving me nuts I don't know if she is honest or telling a fib. Anyone know?
Some do change, and some breeders are very confusing, but I'd expect a breeder to have a good idea of their breed by 4 weeks. Sometimes you stay in the middle, pondering but it should be like "oh they might"
A blue and a brindle chiuaua?(sp?) I didn't know you could get those! In my breed, flat-coated retrievers, the coat can change a little, my pup who is 4 months old is just starting to get some of his adult coat through, and he looks so scruffy! His puppy fur is dark liver and fluffy, but his adult fur is even darker liver and smooth!
Puppies are born darker than they are going to end up. I can clarify by asking someone I know who raises chi's and has lots of blues and blacks. They would know. Fawn Pug pups are born really dark, almost black looking, and its not until 4 months that they lighten out to their normal fawn shade.
In Chi sableish puppies often turn fawn, but brindle dogs are born obviously brindle.
Blacks can "blue" out where they have a grey edge or haze to them and are not inky black, but a blue Chi is a BLUE chi. Blue pigmentation and all. Also blue Chi have to deal with Color Mutant Alopecia. Not all but many are affected with it.
The disease causes them to permently loose all of their hair.
Blue chi are born blue. Blue nose, blue eye rims, blue coat. The blacks may have a grayish undercoat but that does not make them a blue dog.
Many short coated breeds that are fawn are in fact sable dogs. The puppy guard hair comes out and they have a short, pale colored coat. If their hair was a bit longer, it'd tip out black and the sable would show. The remander of the sable is little hints like the dark streak down the back and often "dirty" accents to teh fawn.
Anyway, when one breeds a breed with colors one should have a clue about those colors. This breeder sounds like she is trying to have "rare" colors for unsuspecting owners.
Icy that is what I thought! I thought she had sable and black, and she told me if I wanted one to put some money down because if I want one later and they change (black to blue or sable to brindle) she is going to charge more! That is why I had to ask all of you. It sounded fishy to me! Thanks for clearing it up! If anyone else has any info on pet colors any colors that would be great.
***Edited By: holidayzbliss on 8/10/2005 12:20:09 AM*** Reason: ...