What color puppies would you get if you bred a red/white border collie to...

Dog Breeds What color puppies would you get if you bred a red/white border collie to..., ...a blue/white border collie? I am looking for a logical answer please do not say purple because you will be ignored. I am planning on breeding my red and white ...


  #1  
16-09-08, 20:06
  What color puppies would you get if you bred a red/white border collie to...
...a blue/white border collie? I am looking for a logical answer please do not say purple because you will be ignored. I am planning on breeding my red and white female to a blue and white male.
Now my female parents were a blue merle (father) and a red tri (mother) Her grandfather was black and white and her grandmother was a red merle. Now I do not know the studs past colors but I am wondering if anyone would know what color puppies would come out of this pair?
Both dogs are regestered with the ABCA. Her great great grandfather is Echo, who was a well known herding/show dog in the UK.


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13-11-08, 00:51
 
Purple.

ETA: Great, so the only dog of any quality in either of the dogs' pedigrees is MULTIPLE generations away? You should ask the vet what colour they would make when you bring them in for their spay/neuter appointments.
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11-04-09, 19:38
 
If you do step number one here in this list of steps to becoming a responsible breeder, you will have the best source for your answer:
1. Contact a breed club for your breed. Ask for a mentor.
2. STUDY the breed standard. Learn about dog anatomy and ask your mentor to
clarify anything you don't understand.
3. Learn what genetic faults and diseases run in your breed and test for any
that can be tested for.
4. Show your dog in conformation events to see if it is of the proper
quality for breeding. Winning doesn't always mean a dog is breeding quality,
but being around so many others that know your breed and will talk to you
will do wonders for your self-education efforts!
5. Study the past history of great dogs in your breed. You will see how your
breed has improved and progressed since the beginning of the breed.
6. Study the breed standard some more! ;-)
7. Join any Yahoo groups about your breed.
8. Live, dream and study your breed.
9. Get a good book on canine reproduction, and educate yourself about the
pitfalls, problems, and proud moments of breeding. Learn about the
physiology of reproduction, such as heat cycles and venereal diseases in
dogs, potential for problems specific to your breed, and what you need to
expect at whelping.
10. Remember that whelping (giving birth) can kill your female. Being used
as a stud dog can encourage bad behaviors common in intact males such as
territorial marking, aggression, and desire to roam from home.
11. Prepare to be broke. Breeding properly is EXPENSIVE.
12. Line up potential homes for any puppies you produce and write up a
contract. Remember to include that you will be willing to take back your
puppies at any time in their lives that they might need you. If you bring
life into this world, it is your responsibility FOREVER.
13. Prepare to spend sleepless nights attending whelping females, caring for
fading puppies or puppies orphaned, and practice cleaning up after 24/7 poop
machines.

I'm sure there are many things I missed because being a responsible breeder
isn't just a job. It's a way of life. You will live dogs. 24/7/365. There
are lots of hard decisions. There is a lot of expense. There will be pain.
But, if you do your darndest to always keep the welfare of your dogs and the
future of any of their offspring, you can go to step 14.

14. Enjoy the love and success of a job well done.
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