She is still blue merle, just her marking won't pass in the show ring. They are supposed to have a certian procentage to how much black and the white coller should be just as its called a white coller. So just don't sell her as show quality :)
My friend has a short coat collie kennel. She had one just like yours, which was a bit sad cause she was perfect otherwize and had two blue eyes as well... but she wouldn't hold in the ring so she didn't keep her.
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.
Are both parents white factored? That could be part of it. Markings aren't predictable. She is a heavily mismarked blue merle. She's beautiful. Both dogs are gorgeous. I have a fondness for Collies....my friend has 5 rescued ones!!
if it has tires or testicles, you're going to have trouble with it.......
Well, this doesn't make sense...Neither of the parents are white or white factored -lol-.
The male has no white or white factored for five generations or more.
The female has a white factored mother, but she is not white factored herself.
The male is a Blue Merle, female is a Tri.
As for selling her as show quality, won't happen. We are probably keeping her, she's just so beautiful and unusual :). I just don't think I could let her go.
Thanks for the compliments on the parents/pups, much appreciated by all parties :).
Unfortunately, I'm starting to worry about her. I know with certain animals, high white can often be a bad sign in an animal not bred for that color. Such as, fancy rats. Usually, high white, fancy rats have a genetic disorder called "megacolon", I'm assuming genetic issues are different for all animals, though.
The vet said she might have neurological issues, she has a slight case of the "wobbles". He also mentioned, with age, it might clear itself up.
We had issues getting her to breath when she first came out, it took me a few minutes before I got her breathing steady.
Then she had suckling issues, she couldn't find mommies nipple and when you helped her find it, she would loose it from "wobbling" so much. She was also much skinnier than her litter mates.
However, 5 days later, she is so much better! Her wobbles have decreased in the past day, she can find nipples and hold on by herself and now, she has a fatter little tummy too.
I have my fingers crossed for my special little girl.
The parents are beautiful as is this darling unique little girl! I will be praying for her...
I have to say...I know it is totally OFF topic, but you have a gorgeous house. I see the little bit of it from the pic with the proud daddy. I love the floor, the wall color, the big moldings....If I ever went to your house I'd be in love!!
I Just HAD to say that!! O.K. , back to Collies topic. :)
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