People don't like them because they don't look like Lassie. People want the
Lassie color. That's how they ask for sables - Lassie color.
What you are talking about is a "pure for sable" or "clear sable" - the dog
has two sable genes (the brown color - yellow and red pigments), but no
black genes. If you have a sable with one black gene, you have a sable with
black tipping all the way to a nearly black dog with tan undercoat and a tan
head and legs (mahogany sable, sometimes mistakenly listed as a tricolor).
Claire Apple CPDT and the Golem Kennels Crew
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Agrestic Umbra" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: [FARMCOLLIE] Searching for the elusive bi-black collie
> --- Claire Apple <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > A lot of people don't like bi-blacks. Might be a
> > regional thing too.
> > I'm hoping for a bi-black out of Kess' litter, when
> > we get to that.
> hi claire,
> interesting. i wonder why folks don't like bi-blacks?
> i don't *dislike* any colour so i'm curious.
> 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?
> and if/when you do have a bi-black in your litter(s)
> i'd love to see pics. on a tangent; i'd love to see
> your catahoula. 8^)
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