Blue tri basenji

I was talking with another (nonbasenji) dog person and she asked about dilutes. I told her I knew about some from along time ago, mentioned some of the other odd colors. I was looking for pics of odd colors to email her and imagine my surprise when I found this link.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30642534&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=44965266357&aid=-1&id=1157532088&oid=44965266357&ref=mf

Does anyone know anything about this cute pup? Looks like dew claws were done.

I've never seen a blue tri. It's a beautiful color. It's like a blue grey.

I have never seen anything like that before. The eyes are also blue, so I am all sorts of confused about that one. I half expected it to have red eyes and be some sort of albino type pup.

They are not albinos they are dilutes, different genetics. The eye color is dilute just like the coat color.

Very sweet and different, got distracted and found myself looking at all the pics,lol.

@lvoss:

They are not albinos they are dilutes, different genetics. The eye color is dilute just like the coat color.

So because I know zero about genetics. On their facebook page it says they hope to get more blues by breeding. How hard would that be to get in breeding?

Wow, I sure would like to see the rest of that dog. He *looks an awful lot like a purebred in the face…but it a possibility that there is some rat terrier, or dobe, or something that frequently carries blue in there. I would also love to see a pedigree to see if it is "different" enough for blue to be a possiblity.

lol, that would not be hard to do… someone just email the FB owner, I'm sure she would be glad to share...

looks like the pup is out of a puppymill though 😞

@Schouiffy:

lol, that would not be hard to do… someone just email the FB owner, I'm sure she would be glad to share...

looks like the pup is out of a puppymill though 😞

Sometimes people get a little freaked out if you start suggesting that the dog might not be purebred though..then they don't share at all.

This is one of the blues that was posted somewhere earlier this year from Nocturnal Kennels.

Dilute is recessive so both parents must carry the gene to produce it. The gene is pretty rare at this point in the gene pool. Unless they know of unrelated dogs that carry the gene and would be willing to use their dog then they will probably have to breed back to the parents, to siblings/half siblings, or aunt/uncles that are known to carry the gene.

@lvoss:

This is one of the blues that was posted somewhere earlier this year from Nocturnal Kennels.

Dilute is recessive so both parents must carry the gene to produce it. The gene is pretty rare at this point in the gene pool. Unless they know of unrelated dogs that carry the gene and would be willing to use their dog then they will probably have to breed back to the parents, to siblings/half siblings, or aunt/uncles that are known to carry the gene.

Was there more than one, Lisa? I hadn't seen the pic before. Nice looking dog 🙂

I believe there was a blue tri and a blue trindle but I am not positive. I am not sure that they are registrable with AKC.

@lvoss:

I believe there was a blue tri and a blue trindle but I am not positive. I am not sure that they are registrable with AKC.

Is the general feeling that they are purebred?

This site is always full of surprises for me! liked seeing the tri-blue very unusual.

I think the consensus was maybe. Hard to tell for sure from the pics of the pups and parents.

I went to Sally's website and did find some "Nocturnal" dogs listed, but the registration numbers were strange. Some were clear, some carriers. I also tried to find decendents from the blue dogs May Morning of Sin and Morining Mist of Sin, but that also was a dead end. However, relatives of these dogs have been used.

@etzbseder:

I have never seen anything like that before. The eyes are also blue, so I am all sorts of confused about that one. I half expected it to have red eyes and be some sort of albino type pup.

I am thinking the blue in the eyes is the reflection, not the color. Blue dobes have brown eyes, just like black ones.

The tri blue is a beautiful dog - never saw another like it - but if I did I'd grab it in a minute!

@Shaye's:

The tri blue is a beautiful dog - never saw another like it - but if I did I'd grab it in a minute!

I agree…I think we all agree....I can't imagine why the original founders of our breed wished to get rid of that color. Such a shame.

I guess I am of the minority…regarding the color... While I can appreciate a good structured dog of any color, I would have a tough time with the Blue.....

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