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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-29-2014, 02:50 PM
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I am going to say Blanket black and tan when full grown. I've read melanistic somewhere, that is probably the correct term. I think I see the tar-heel, but I do not see the typical penciling you see in sables, and bi-colors.

It's the white/tan hair on the belly that suggests to me that he is a black and tan. Also the tan on his legs are already creeping up. Usually a bi-color has very little tan on the legs and can be mistaken for a black with bleed through.

The lack of tan on his ears and face, to me suggests that he will remain pretty dark, and have a blanket rather than a saddle.

Pretty dog. I love his big feet and ears. He looks fun. I expect him to be very handsome when he is mature.

Good name too.

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