>hey, since we're speaking of colour. is there a
>colour name for something that's lighter than sable?
>every once in a while, in a number of herding breeds,
>i see a colour that looks almost like a combo of tawny
>(no dark points) & white. are you or anyone here
>familiar w/ the colour i'm talking about?
What you may be seeing is what we refer to as a Pure-For-Sable, which occurs
in sable to sable breedings. The dark points in the sables are usually
caused by the dog have black genes in it's makeup from a Tri color parent.
Sable to sable breedings, if done repeatedly, will wash out the color, so a
Tri is thrown into the mix to keep things darker.