Ah - Tissues !
What joy, what Basenji Heaven !
(the garden sometimes looks covered in confetti - darn them}
Thanks for the feedback. Attached is another picture, hopefully clearer.
@jengosmonkey - Typically this color will show up from the Af Imports... There is a breeder that produces what they call "Blue" basenjis... that is considered a diluted red, what is called a Mahgany Tri usually has black hairs mixed in, but really they are just a red/white. I am not a color expert, far from it and the genetics behind the color genes. Tri colors bred to a brindle that carried the Tri gene that is recessive can produce what is known as Black/Brindle/White or Trindle. Like a muddy Tri color. There is NO color DQ in the bred so all colors are acceptable. There is also what is known as Capped Tri where the "red" color takes over the head piece, different then the regular Tri color.
There have been a couple of USA breeders recently who have been trying to breed mahogany basenjis and although the colour is not mentioned in the Standard, they are AKC registering their dogs with that colour.
If you obtained your pup from one of these breeders, it is probable that it could be registered mahogany.
If you can message me privately, either on email or through the forum, with the name of the breeder and if possible the parents of your Basenji, I will look into it for you.
@becki713 - This picture is more in line with a capped tri the way that the rings around the eyes are red"ish"... Capped ones lose the "pips" and the entire head piece, eyes/forehead are one red color...
Well, whatever the colour, that is a cute pup! Actually nice to have something unusual.
@becki713 I LOVE the racoon circles around the eyes. Much visual personality. Cute puppy!
Armed with her registration number, I went to the AKC website just now. She and a sibling (sister) are registered as Mahogany Tan & White, as is a girl from a previous mating. All registered dogs from these two litters are now in the database and by this evening (my time) you will be able to suss out where the colour comes from. 'Tis as I thought. Certain breeders are known to have been trying for mahogany. @becki713 and I are in conversation - but I need to finish the Saturday health record input before I re-upload it all so you can see them.
Thanks so much, the look definitely matches the personality. We love her dearly and feel very blessed to have found her.
Thanks so much! We love the uniqueness.
Cool looking basenj! Love the coloring and markings! Definitely a unique looking pup.