My scanner has a bug or I could show you an example. The feet are spotted
like a bird dog. The ruff, where the hair is longer, goes to the "pink"
and blue blends. Most of those pups had sparser ticking than ACDs but one
is that heavy. the longer silkier hair texture causes some changes in the
appearance of the genetic characteristic. More of a blend rather than
salt and pepper. Cross them with a white collie and what will you get?
> From: jan <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: two new pictures online
> Date: Sunday, October 04, 1998 21:57
> >Might this be heavy ticking (which gives the grey of an Australian
> hmmm, it might be. From the picture it doesn't look like it but
> it's harder to tell ith a long haired dog (I've noticed Bess's merleing
> dramtically different between her long winter coat and her clipped summer
> "do"). From the pictures it is just a nice solid smooth grey.
> Elaine, are Traveler's "blue" pups solid blue (or pink) or is it
> the light with darker ticks of a heeler?
> I do think it is a spectacular look, that's for sure.