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    Senior Member PalouseDogs's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by afdahl View Post
    Thanks for posting the pics. Those puppies are cool looking, but they also look like merles rather than mosaics. Are there any pictures of them grown up? I'd bet money the lighter color is not yellow, but blue-gray in the "black" ones and light red-brown in the "chocolate" ones. A DNA profile would likely show that the intended sire is not the sire of the mismarked puppies.

    The gene for merling is dominant so one of the parents was almost certainly a merle. It's a common pattern in Great Danes, Australian shepherds, and Shetland sheepdogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RailRoadRetrievers View Post
    Proof FaceBook never lies.......(owners of two full blooded, now I found out AKC, Labs whelped this litter last year) A concur with Amy, this is a merle pattern.

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    I would be DNA'ing this litter quickly to determine actual parentage before ever registering a single pup.
    Last edited by frontier; 07-30-2013 at 02:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frontier View Post
    I would be DNA'ing this litter quickly to determine actual parentage before ever registering a single pup.
    No way I'd touch one without DNA. Looks like the ole cattle dog was a fence climber.

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    I agree with some of the posters here. Look like mutts to me.
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    Fine example of "buyer beware", according to the guy who originally told me about this litter, this is not the first litter they've bred that turned out as they say "mosaic"

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