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As a hobby I enjoy looking up photos of various border collies, they are so striking and individual. :lol: I came across these photos the other day and compared it to the BC Museum website, still, I could not place what it's coloring is. I was thinking it was a really light red merle or fawn merle. In the last two photos, it's with a litter mate that is also an interesting color that I can't figure out. Can anyone help me figure out the color of either of them? I'm familiar with blue and red merle, but I've never seen this diluted color.

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The light one looks like a tan merle. The darker of the two looks like a sable merle.

 

IDK, just going based off the BC Museum. Check it out.

 

http://www.gis.net/~shepdog/BC_Museum/Permanent/BCColors_Merle/BC_ColorBlueMerle.html

 

If you scroll down to the bottom, there is a dog named Buddy and Lucy, they are tan merles. That's what the lighter one looks like. There is a sable merle named Reba who has those darker markings that are on the other pup.

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jdarling - Who is the breeder? I am not sure the "breeder" has a name, I came across the add in ebay classifieds, she is a byb. <_< I know it is not agreeable, just was curious about what I was looking at.

 

ACK! Someone is selling dogs on Ebay? Not sure what ebay classifieds are but yeesh! Well, the colors kind of tell us the story. BYB looking to make money off color, not quality.

 

Do know that I'm not picking on the original question, just shaking my head over idiot breeders. B)

 

Gloria

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ACK! Someone is selling dogs on Ebay? Not sure what ebay classifieds are but yeesh! Well, the colors kind of tell us the story. BYB looking to make money off color, not quality.

 

Do know that I'm not picking on the original question, just shaking my head over idiot breeders. B)

 

Gloria

 

It is very strange that Ebay has dogs for sale. However, I have seen reputable rescue groups post their dogs there for adoption.

 

Edit: The local animal shelter also put their dogs on this site. It's like the "new petfinder"

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ACK! Someone is selling dogs on Ebay? Not sure what ebay classifieds are but yeesh! Well, the colors kind of tell us the story. BYB looking to make money off color, not quality.

 

Do know that I'm not picking on the original question, just shaking my head over idiot breeders. B)

 

Gloria

 

 

Thanks, I didn't think you were picking on me, you were nice and simply stating your input :D I agree actually....

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I found this interesting page on genes and colors

 

Colors and Genes

 

 

Hey, thanks.....I have looked at this site before a long time ago, but I couldn't remember how I got there previously. I remember it having a lot of information! I will take a deeper look and try to come up with additional hypothesis. :P I appreciate you sharing the site!

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Hey, thanks.....I have looked at this site before a long time ago, but I couldn't remember how I got there previously. I remember it having a lot of information! I will take a deeper look and try to come up with additional hypothesis. :P I appreciate you sharing the site!

 

Pretty deep to wrap one's head around, but very interesting :)

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