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More info about cryptic blues?

Discussion in 'Sheltie Colors' started by Joanna, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Joanna

    Joanna Forums Novice

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    Thanks everyone, that really explains a lot. I'm a LOT less confused now :)

    So if I ever had a cryptic merle (which I don't right now), I could show it but it would probably be best to only breed it to a tri or bi black, just to be safe, right?
     
  2. corbinam

    corbinam Moderator

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    Correct! Cryptic or minimal Merle dogs are still merles (just as much as a fully blue dog!) genetically. So they should never be bred to another Merle dog as it could produce double Merles.

    And FYI, a minimally merled dog still would need to be registered and shown as a merle.
     
  3. pomshe

    pomshe Forums Enthusiast

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    My puppy Jesse is a cryptic merle. He looks like a tri, but has a couple spots of blue in his eyes and if you part the fur on his rump you can see some small spots of merle.
     

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