Originally Posted by carmspack
black and tan - blanket back --
quote Shade "OK, well his tan can fade and turn to black "
tan never turns black ! If tan fades then often what happens is that the tan expands --
Delgado's tan did fade on his chest and cheeks and turn black. He had a bold and large "chin strap" of tan on his face and across his chest as a puppy. Both faded to two small patchs as he aged:
See his cheeks and chest at 2-3 months:
Now, all that remains is a small patch hardly noticable on either cheek and two patches on his chest. Huge difference, tan turned to black so maybe "fade" is the wrong wording but it's what happened
So many people, even good reputable breeders called him a B&T as a pup and didn't believe he could be a bicolour because of the amount of tan he had.
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