Basenji coloring question..
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    I have one male basenji now. He is one yr old and I am looking for him a companion at home. I want a red/white female and have found one, but her mother is trindle and her father is red/white. She is red, white, with a little black on her face and back right now. The breeder said she will be fully red/white as she grows up, can anyone explain the coloring geneology to me please thanks!

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    @lakers13:

    She is red, white, with a little black on her face and back right now. !

    I am not able to visualize this. Can you please post a picture?

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  • @lakers13:

    I have one male basenji now. He is one yr old and I am looking for him a companion at home. I want a red/white female and have found one, but her mother is trindle and her father is red/white. She is red, white, with a little black on her face and back right now. The breeder said she will be fully red/white as she grows up, can anyone explain the coloring geneology to me please thanks!

    The black on the face is what we refer to as black masking. Very common in Basenjis that have Tri or Black in the pedigree, this 99.9% of the time fades by the time they are 6 months old. And by "back" do you mean the tail? That usually stays and says they carry the Tri gene. In time, over the years, that can also fade. If by "back" you mean like a dorsal stripe, I would venture to say it is not really black, but a deeper shade of red, that will also fade with age. The breeder is correct that most all of it will fade with age.

    Who is the breeder if you care to share? Many of us are related by our Basenjis.

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  • Because red and white basenjis are genetically sables, they can have black hairs mixed in with the red usually along the spine or tail and much more common in tri carriers. In my first litter, I had one pup who had black hairs on her back for several months before they faded.

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  • Here's the way I colored mine

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  • LMFAO @ Barklessdog. That is wicked!!

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    I love it, Barklessdog!!

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  • Barklessdog gets a sticker for staying inside the lines!!!!

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  • @Barklessdog, PRICELESS! :)

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  • That's a riot Barklessdog! Very revealing also that you colored your basenji in such a primitive way. Wouldn't surprise me at all if they were somehow related to the long extinct types.

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  • LOL so i was reading away and then got to the drawing. hahaha! :)

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  • First I would suggest that if you don't trust the breeder to explain it to you, you need to perhaps work on a bit better relationship there. Or find a breeder who has the time, knowledge and interest in doing so. The breeder should always be your first line of information. :)

    Second I would suggest that while I myself prefer the red and whites, it isn't how I could choose a dog for a pet. If the dark remaining is a deal breaker, perhaps someone here can suggest a breeder with pups that would fit.

    Third, gets pictures. We love pictures.

    Fourth, BAD BARKLESS! Do you know how hard it is to get coffee off the keyboard and monitor? ROFLMAO.

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