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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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How light/dark will she be?

This is our new beautiful girl-
12 weeks old today. How light/dark do you guess she'll end up as an adult?

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Here she is at 7 weeks-




She is Black and Tan-

Sire is a Black and Tan (carrying Black and Tan)
Dam is Sable (carrying Black)

We don't care how she ends up colour wise- but it always good to know of a possible idea!

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 06:58 PM
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If she is from WL's I'd say probably a blanket B&T...if mixed with SL's she may be more like the sire. Her face will probably lighten too.
She is cute, what did you name her? Welcome to the board, by the way!
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks , we've named her Fenrir.

Her Dam side is all Working lines while her sire side is all Show lines.
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-01-2011, 06:25 PM
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I don't know, but she is cute! Mine is a sable and she got darker.
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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-02-2011, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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Haha..lol she won't get darker only lighter- but I've no idea how much!

I forgot to mention that her dad has the classic "saddle" and her mum is an un-patterned Sable (but has a black mask).

All 6 of the litter (well apart from the only 2 Sable pups) were born extremely dark and almost had no other colour apart from Black on them.

So no clue how she'll end up!

Her face is getting more and more "grisling" on it though (down the middle),
and I've read that if GSD's have a Black recessive (which she does) then they tend to be a bit darker on average as adults.
Is this true?
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-02-2011, 10:46 AM
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She's a beauty and she is NOT a sable. So not sure how much that helps




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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 08:23 PM
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absolutely beautiful!!! yeah i do think she'll only get lighter as your pup grows! mine looks exactly like yours...and at 5 months she's getting a little lighter in color!
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-05-2011, 04:38 AM Thread Starter
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Oh do post some comparison piccies!

Ours is starting to get silver hairs pop up on her belly now and is definitely lighter around her eyes and half way down her muzzle. Also, she is getting two dark tan patches between her ears.
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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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Here's some more...Gee she's growing up fast!

A couple of weeks ago:



From today (15wks):



She was stung by an insect yesterday so had a bit of a swollen nose
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 05:27 PM
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She looks like my male. I think she will stay mostly black with the tan markings. She may get a little sprinkle of the other colors mixed in the black. My male is blanket black and tan. As he got older, he got a small patch of white sprinkled in his black. I call him old man.

She's very beautiful. Great name, also
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