With the discussion in the Breeding Plans turning towards markings and the show ring, I thought I would start this thread to talk about markings and what difference it makes if any in the show ring.
My boy Nicky has some unique markings. I don't feel that either of them have ever effected his placement in the show ring. His biggest roadblock to getting his championship was me.
As I stated before, he has a patch of color in his collar.
No one has ever commented negatively on this marking and many think it is cute. It is his "Georgia Peach" since he is from Georgia.
His other unique marking is an island of red in rear white sock.
Only one person, a breeder, has ever made a truly negative comment to me about it and she didn't even notice it for 18 months. Many people never really notice it. Pat who handled Nicky to his majors says it makes her think his foot is dirty and then she remembers that it is just his marking.