• And looks like some bleeding of the red around his eyes also… and if that was the color of the undercoat since you had him... I think you are just seeing more of it now because he is blowing coat....


  • I have noticed when viewing pics of member basenjis that the white parts of their body is pure white. Lillie is tri and the white parts of her body…her belly and her front and back legs have spots (freckles). I think it's adorable as I will never forget my friend telling me (when I was about 10 yrs old) that "freckles are a sign of beauty". That describes Lillie...beautiful!:)

    Jodie


  • Kristii who is red is covered in "freckles"… depends on their pigment of course she is Tri Factored... and Mickii (Tri) has them too... I don't have any pure for reds, so can't say about that, all mine (4) are Tri or Tri factored...


  • Yuppers! He's blowing coat. My female tri looked like she was getting bald ears when she first started blowing coat. The black is coming back in now.

    On the freckles issue, although Damisi is b/w she is covered in freckles throughout her white.


  • I love it that basenjis have freckles. It makes their looks more individually unique than a breed like the lab.


  • @Quercus:

    Fairly normal..part of the bleeding of the red. It might be fun to have him DNA tested to see if he is genetically what we are guessing he is…

    I didn't realize that the DNA test can give coat color info. That is really cool!


  • @tasha:

    I didn't realize that the DNA test can give coat color info. That is really cool!

    It is a fairly recent development, and I think the test was developed (or administered) by someone within the breed.

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