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Hej Marina, your Roki is beautiful!!! His coat looks great! Nice grooming :-)
I'm familiar with the site, and Sasha will color wise probably be black/silver/cream (or some sort of silver throughout which I find beautiful btw...depending on how much copies of the silvering gene she caries..one or double), but I was more curious about the gene that is at play here. How to tell the difference between silvering and saddle gene. From the site:
SADDLE - Some Havanese carry a SADDLE gene. This is usually a puppy born black with tan/silver points, where the coat colour starts fading from the front towards the back, stopping around the shoulder area, leaving the front, face, head and neck lighter and the shoulders, back and rear darker. Similar in appearance to the pattern on a Yorkshire or Silky Terrier.
This sound exactly like what I see happening with Sasha.
Silvering would take place on the whole body if I understand it correctly. But does that happen all over the body from the early age on or goes the same route as saddle....first head etc, and later on down the body? I just don't understand how one tells which gene is at play?
Last edited by El Bueno Habanero; 02-15-2012 at 08:07 AM.