Hey guys....well we did it! After much, much research we drove up to Wisconsin (We are in Nebraska, 9hr trip one way) to get our new little boy! We are in love!
He has very cool bloodlines! His grandfather about 20 generations back was Togo, the lead dog on Leonard Seppala's team that brought the vaccine in the Great Serum Run in Alaska! Way cool! He also has some very impressive show lines as well. He is an Agouti & white, which is a very rare coloring in Sibes... the agouti gene also counts for the more 'allowance' of color further down on his body. This really reflects his 'old' bloodlines as many of the direct imports from Siberia looked this way.
We are a little concerned that his coat will be too long, but since he was sold as a show/breeding prospect, it is covered in his contract if he does not turn out to be standard. I will be busy getting my little ones ready for the show ring now! (Not to mention myself, any tips?!? LOL!) He has a 5 show/yr for his first 5 years or if he reaches champion, whichever comes first; clause in his contract as well.
There is a pup named Rascal in the agouti section that looks identical to Summit.
I wondered about him being wolf grey or sable too. Afterall he did have 4 sable sisters in his litter! Another rarer color! He doesn't have the red behind his ears to be a wolf grey, and he isn't light enough or have enough red in his coat for a sable! He is one of those colors that you kind of sit back and say "well, he's not black, he's not red, he's not grey.... but he is a mixture of all of those colors!" What finally made me decide he is agouti, is when his coat color meets the white on his legs and tail and tummy it fades into black first. I should also mention that he was born jet black. It wasn't until 2-3 weeks that his undercoat started showing through.