Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merles Darken

SUMMARY: Some merles get darker.

I like blue merles when they have lots of nice, light gray.

Boost has been getting darker over time--compare, for example, the left ear:





In fact, Boost had a white spot on her nose as a puppy that I kept thinking was a flower petal and kept trying to brush off. That white spot has completely vanished.

But here's a really interesting extreme example of darkening.

(Thanks for the post idea, BrisbeeTheWhite aka Elite Forces of Fuzzy Destruction.)

2 comments:

  1. I don't think it's just the merles. Lola's pretty red puppy coat got darker as she got older as well.

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  2. Then there are the Kerry Blue Terriers that start out black and turn gray as they grow up.

    -ellen

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