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The Colors of Kubrick

So I was a little apprehensive about posting a whole new thread about Kubrick's colors, but he's been changing more and more lately and I just couldn't help myself. I'm having a hard time reconciling what to call him. At first I used to think he was sable (which is what his breeder thought) but now I can definitely say he is not. He has dark roots AND light roots, so there's no way he's sable (sables have dark tipping, no dark roots). Then I used to say Brindle, which seems very likely, except that he's unlike any Brindle in the Color of the Rainbow website and as I was digging around there today, I looked at the "Other" page and wow, doesn't Maggie look a LOT like Kubrick???

http://www.mts.net/%7Emckay55/colours9.html

However, Kubrick is certainly not chocolate (solid black pigment here), so he's still not exactly like her... a tri-color would work, but maybe more specifically a tri-color brindle? He does have "stripes" of color. Anyway, in order to get all of your opinions (and I do want all your opinions), I took some close up pictures of Kubrick for you to check out. First, here are a couple of pictures of his body from far away so you can see what he looks like from afar:



You can tell that he looks like he has a mostly black body with cream underneath, on his paws, and on his head. Here's a closer look at his stripey back (posting all these large so you can see better):



And a close up of the roots... you can see that the black hairs go all the way to the root as do the cream/white hairs (so no sable tipping):



So, he has stripes, okay. But now, lately, the gold color (is it gold or orange or tan? I don't know) on his ears has been spreading! That's right, it's sprouting up EVERYWHERE. It was back in August, I think, that we were giving Kubrick a bath and we got a big surprise: he had little tiny gold/orange/tan/whatever you call it hairs sprouting up all over his body. These were all crinkly hairs that you could only see when he was wet as they were only maybe 1/4 of an inch). Well, now they've grown! And they form a sort of "halo" on his body that you can only see in person (or if I take a close up shot, which I did). To top it off, his mostly cream and black face (with gold on the ears only) is now striped gold/black/cream! It's actually incredible to see the difference between now and back then, though I don't have any great pictures of the before...

This is a shot of his back... do you see all the crinkly gold hairs on the top?


And a close up of his face... look at all that gold that has spread!


I'm still in shock over the color changes when seen up close... he still looks a lot like he did as a puppy if you're far away! So what do you guys think? Brindle? Tri-color? Tri-color Brindle? Which would you choose? Oh and just to be thorough, these are a couple of pictures of Kubrick as a puppy (I know you need these to tell color, right?):



In this one, he's the one closest to the camera:


Again, closest to the camera:


Sorry if you guys think this is boring... I find it fascinating to watch!


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Lina, How fun! I'm glad you posted to share a bit of Kubrick's unique coloring with us! He's flat out gorgeous, whatever he's called--I'll be interested to hear what the breeders/show-ers say he is. The orange-ish hairs are fascinating! All the photos I've seen of Havs haven't shown anything like those. How fun to have such a one-of-a-kind coat....I love unusual looks!

It's a good thing you've got a good camera, to take those up-close photos. Keep adding to this as time goes on!

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I have no idea what to call his coloring except gorgeous!! I don't really know for sure what to call Dusty either, but her coloring isn't as wild as Kubrick's. You take great photos too.

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Is his mom a "havana Brown" ?
I saw the colors link a while back and I thought the havana browns were really pretty.
Whatever he is, he's very handsome and unique.
Pixie has some of those black hairs all the way to the root, but you can barely notice.

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Thanks everyone, I do think he's gorgeous as well... I was just looking for some more appropriate name to call him.

Beth, no his mom is black. His dad, I think, is a tri-color, hound marked. Here's a picture of the two of them. This is the best picture I have of him, though, sorry! However, due to his colors and the markings, I do believe he's a tri-color, but I'm not sure because the breeder never called him that, this is just my own opinion of it.

His mom:


His dad (when a puppy):


Here's why I think his dad is a tri-color and not a sable or something else (from the Colors of the Rainbow site):

TRI COLOUR - HOUND MARKED the markings are similar to a Beagle or other hound breeds. Typically the markings are Black and Tan or Sable appearing on the head, legs and saddle. Some call this a BiColoured Parti.

And if you go to this page and scroll to the bottom, Oskar on the bottom right corner is a tri-color hound marked and he looks a LOT like Sparky:

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Lina- I really like his coloring too Is the dark coloring all on the top coat. it looks like underneath is the lighter coat? I would definitely say not a sable but I would say a brindle. He doesn't look like any of the tricolors on the page. He also has the dark mask typical of a brindle on his face. On the baby pic, it also looks like he has the brindle stripping. I think the color is named as a baby and then some silver out, etc.

Okay a side note on the brindle page- I WANT the red brindle pied
http://www.mts.net/%7Emckay55/colours6.html

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How old is Kubrick now? It is amazing how much he has changed! I wonder what his next change will be!

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Amanda, I would say that at the top the black has bigger and more stripes than it does on the bottom. His underside (belly) is mostly all white with black scattered throughout but less stripey because it's more individual black hairs rather than bunches of black hairs, if that makes sense? Here's a picture that I think shows how the stripes of black are wider towards the top of the coat and then get smaller as you go down his side...



And that red brindle pied is beautiful! I'm sure if you find one Jim just HAS to let you get her because she'd be so rare.

Oh and did you see the picture of Maggie on the Other page? What do you think of that? I think Kubrick looks a lot like her, though I guess we can't tell if she has stripes on her side or not...


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How old is Kubrick now? It is amazing how much he has changed! I wonder what his next change will be!
Kubrick is 21 months old on Thursday.


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I would say that Kubrick is a brindle. A very beautiful and unique brindle. If you like I could send a picture to Suzanne and ask her what colour she thinks he is.

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