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My Black Puppy is Turning Gray/Silver

Where has my black puppy gone? Maccabee's coat is changing from coal black to either silver or gray. No matter what he looks like I will love the little guy. But, I am excited about the change: I love silver/gray Havs.

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10-1/2 Months (today) Very accurate color
10-1/2 Months (today) He looks slightly grayer in the pic than in real life.
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Awesome. He is a cutie. I love to watch those changes...


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What a cute little guy you have!! He will be adorable no matter what color he changes into!

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Maccabee could be showing the effects of the Agouti Gene, other breeds can have the agouti gene series for color, but in our Havanese it the way it signels the color change that is very unique and is shared by a very small number of breeds mostly northern. There is a Dr. Schmultz who is studing this gene and you can find some of her papers and abstracts online. She is not studying the Havanese just many features of the signeling protein on the brain in different breeds. I contacted her a few months back about another breed and she confirmed, that for that breed to signel like a Havanese was not possible, it was another geneticist that had told me the same thing (we like to be sure). My male havanese Yogi changed to silver and white, so I think the color is spectacular, of course I could be a bit bias. Yogi has a thick strip of black left in his tail the all remaining black is mixed with a white making it look silver.

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Nike is still silvering more all the time. She's not quite 2. She looked a lot like that at those ages. Her face is mostly silver now. They silver at different rates, but no doubt it comes from Twinkle.
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Nike is still silvering more all the time. She's not quite 2. She looked a lot like that at those ages. Her face is mostly silver now. They silver at different rates, but no doubt it comes from Twinkle.
I'm so happy to hear that, because I love Nike's coloring.

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Oreo is the same. He is mostly black but if you look at his actual hair, the root is black, the an inche of Grey, then black again.

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wow he's cute! if you don't want him anymore I'll take him!!!

Keeding. My 1/2 hav, he lost all his black tipping, after he blew his puppy coat. they say he's silver sable.

this is close to his current coloring:






and his color at one yr:
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That's so great! Django was jet black and white, he's now 9 and is a light black, the hair by his bottom is grey ever so slightly, we thought he would be a grey and white hav but he's been black and white from day one.
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wow he's cute! if you don't want him anymore I'll take him!!!

Keeding. My 1/2 hav, he lost all his black tipping, after he blew his puppy coat. they say he's silver sable.

this is close to his current coloring:






and his color at one yr:
Very cute. The white dog is a beauty!

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