Blue chihuahuas are NOT rare trust as a chihuahua breeder and member of many chihuahua groups. let me tell u everyone has one blue chihuahua or more...so no they are not rare its most likely a ploy to get u to buy one...i know in other breeds blue is rare but not in chihuahuas merle, and isabella or blue fawn brindle are sort of rare but are quickly increasing husky marking chihuahuas are also a bit rare
I'd say probably not. I don't know about Chis but APBTs breeders try to peddle blue Pits as rare when they are far from it. They seem to be everywhere! Maybe a true naturally occuring blue Pit Bull is rare but there are so many breeders breeding for it that it is very popular and easy to find.
Blue is recessive, and thus, being recessive, it requires a bit more thought and selective breeding to produce. In order to get pups that are blue, at the bare minimum most parents must carry the dilution gene (though they don't have to be blue themselves) and if neither parent is blue, there'd be only a 25% chance of the offspring from that litter being blue. If 1 parent is blue and 1 is a carrier, then 50% of the pups would be blue, and if both parents were blue, all the pups would be blue as well.
Despite what others say, I personally think they are a rarer color combination just by definition. What does rare mean? "Unusual, uncommon". Certianly in my experience, blue chihuahuas are rarely seen, especially compared to the multitude of other color chihuahuas I've seen. In fact, I am not sure I've EVER personally seen a blue chihuahua. Compare this with blue dobermans, which i also consider rare,but I have seen at dog shows on rare occasion.
Now to echo true_pits.. i've seen boatloads of blue pits :P Most of them byb by money-grubbers unfortunately.
***Edited By: Minniyar on 11/20/2006 2:59:58 PM*** Reason: add
She is on the lighter side, some are darker, almost black. She has cream on her muzzle and back legs. Her front legs are darker, almost a fawn. She is almost completely bald on her belly.
Both her parents were chocolate. There were 3 other sisters in her litter. One was a tri- tan, white, and more of a grayish color. The other two were all cream. It was the first litter for both parents.
Blues tend to have skin problems. Hilo has a very thin coat and we had some issues with her loosing her hair. Thankfully, it seems to have been resolved. What is interesting is that her skin is almost the same color as her fur!
Among chihuahua breeders/owners. Blues arent a 'rare' color anymore. They used to be one of the less likely seen colors but are pretty much everywhere nowadays. Just remember to be careful when purchasing blues to make sure it is a knowledgeable breeder that knows how to properly breed them.