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I Didn't Know He Was A Blue Merle

by Joy
(Northport, Maine)




When I got my 4 y.o. Sheltie from a friend who insisted I needed a dog, I knew he had strange spots and that he threw merle puppies, but I thought he just "carried the gene". It was only later that I discovered that he is truly a Blue Merle "with Tri-Color bleeding through". There's so much tri-color that I'd have described him as Tri-Color with merle showing through. The only blue merles I'd seen were very light.

I'm attaching a couple of pictures of Chance. Great name, too, as I decided to "take a chance on Chance" and I'm so happy I did.

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Feb 02, 2019
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Perplexing indeed!
by: Joy

That picture exemplifies why I didn't know Chance was a blue Merle. In fact, that picture and the explanation is what led me to Yankee-Shelties.

Jan 30, 2019
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Color Genes in Shelties
by: Yankee Shelties

They can certainly be perplexing. Here's a little more info merles that you may want to check out:

https://www.yankee-shelties.com/blue-merle-sheltie.html

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