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Hello to all.

I would like some help with our lurchers coat. Luna is 3 this year, her Mum was a Border Collie x Whippet (merle) her Dad a Whippet x Greyhound (Non-Merle). I think she has the harlequin merle modifier gene, I don't think she is double merle, her Dad was not cryptic as far as we can tell. She has no helth issues eyesight excellent and her hearing is as selective as any lurcher. 

She is a stunning wee dog, very unique markings, great temperament.

Any help appreciated.

 

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I think you’ve asked the question an answered your own question at the same time if there’s nothing wrong with her enjoy her 👍🏽

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13 hours ago, Paragon.of.Zaonce said:

Hello to all.

I would like some help with our lurchers coat. Luna is 3 this year, her Mum was a Border Collie x Whippet (merle) her Dad a Whippet x Greyhound (Non-Merle). I think she has the harlequin merle modifier gene, I don't think she is double merle, her Dad was not cryptic as far as we can tell. She has no helth issues eyesight excellent and her hearing is as selective as any lurcher. 

She is a stunning wee dog, very unique markings, great temperament.

Any help appreciated.

 

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If you're going to work it the colour doesnt matter, if you'e not going to work it enjoy the colour, sorry I cant help with the important harlequin merle modifier gene, double merle, not cryptic stuff, Im happy if they just catch stuff.

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21 hours ago, Paragon.of.Zaonce said:

Hello to all.

I would like some help with our lurchers coat. Luna is 3 this year, her Mum was a Border Collie x Whippet (merle) her Dad a Whippet x Greyhound (Non-Merle). I think she has the harlequin merle modifier gene, I don't think she is double merle, her Dad was not cryptic as far as we can tell. She has no helth issues eyesight excellent and her hearing is as selective as any lurcher. 

She is a stunning wee dog, very unique markings, great temperament.

Any help appreciated.

 

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Aye it's Merle...

You don't get Merle whippets or greyhounds, so it can't be double Merle if breeding is correct

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Hi thanks for the replies.

I was just curious to get to get any more knowledge on her markings, I''m certainly not concerned or worried about it, I love her markings.

"Gilbey:

You don't get Merle whippets or greyhounds, so it can't be double Merle if breeding is correct."

Yeah she's a "Born on the wrong side of the tracks" kinda girl...I doubt the breeding has been pure for generations.

 

Thanks for the input everyone.

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Going off your post you don’t know much about dogs but yes it’s Merle off the collie and you don’t get Merle whippets or greyhounds unless crossed to a Merle collie  only,the only other way is if the black and white collie carries the Merle gene and it looks like you enjoy her in its pet form from the working side.

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3 hours ago, lurchers said:

Going off your post you don’t know much about dogs but yes it’s Merle off the collie and you don’t get Merle whippets or greyhounds unless crossed to a Merle collie  only,the only other way is if the black and white collie carries the Merle gene and it looks like you enjoy her in its pet form from the working side.

Going off your post neither do you A black and white collie doesn't carry the Merle gene 🙄.. a dog is either Merle or it's not 

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10 minutes ago, Chid said:

Going off your post neither do you A black and white collie doesn't carry the Merle gene 🙄.. a dog is either Merle or it's not 

Think he means a cryptic Merle 

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15 minutes ago, SheepChaser said:

Think he means a cryptic Merle 

A cryptic Merle still shows signs of the Merle colouring when you look close enough 

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1 minute ago, Chid said:

A cryptic Merle still shows signs of the Merle colouring when you look close enough 

That’s very true, it usually shows a hint here or there but I’ve seen some dark dogs where you wouldn’t immediately spot it, but if you’re looking you would, if that makes sense. 

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46 minutes ago, SheepChaser said:

That’s very true, it usually shows a hint here or there but I’ve seen some dark dogs where you wouldn’t immediately spot it, but if you’re looking you would, if that makes sense. 

Yes I bred one like that looked brindle but had a bit of Merle colouring inside one leg 

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8 hours ago, Chid said:

Going off your post neither do you A black and white collie doesn't carry the Merle gene 🙄.. a dog is either Merle or it's not 

Sorry ya honour my mistake 👍 

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