These two articles will explain what is going on and how to fix it.
Both of our litters were born December 10, 2012!
Bindi - 3 Red/White Girls and 2 Black/White Boys
Blaze - 2 Tri Boys, a Red/White Girl, and a Red/White Boy
I made a Facebook page and posted a play-by-play of their birth last night. I will be using my Facebook page to do photos instead of my website this year.
Great news on the health results.
Shadow's inside ears are black/black-Johnny's are not. Could this be an indication?? Johnny's are black on the top part, going down to pinkish/grey on the bottom canal. Anyone else notice anything on their black dogs' ears?
I don't think it is conclusive about his genetic color. Reds and tris are usually pinkish on the inside, blacks are usually dark inside though I have seen some with both black and pinkish inside. Brindles can have specks inside the ears.
I have seen some of what you are describing, particularly with this reddish-brown color mixed with the black and usually on the back leg .
A sprinkling on the back of the hind legs can sometimes mean that the dog carries the "fula" gene. I don't think this is the case with Johnny.
A long-time Basenji breeder told me a long time ago that if you can see a reddish cast on a dominant black in bright sunlight then it means it can produce red puppies. I do not know if there is any research to verify this though. I have seen the reddish cast but I have not seen the brindlish cast that Johnny has. It is interesting.
To be honest with you, I have no idea what Johnny is genetically. It was once thought that if you breed a black to a tri you could not get red puppies. It wasn't supposed to happen but it was quickly disproven. It was also once thought that breeding a black to a brindle could not produce an offspring that was both black and brindle. This has also been disproven.
Logically, Johnny is either black/black, black/black/tri, black/red, or black/red/tri and should not be able to produce brindles or trindles but as we see in the above examples, there is always a chance logic can be disproven.
Rainie's hip OFA certifcate came today. He's rated "Good". I figured he would be as his hips were tight and smooth in the x-rays.
Hush! I don't want 2 huge litters! Two normal sized litters are fine though I would love to have a nice selection of black/white girls that I can choose from. And you would be more than welcome to come visit and socialize puppies.
I will announce their birth here and give updates but I would be happy to chat with you privately also. My email is on my website so contact me and we can chat.
I always do photos weekly of my pups, as long as I have a photographer anyway. I normally post them on my website but I'll let you guys know so you can watch the critters grow.
I have loved Zen since I first saw him as a baby. The fact that he is black and white made him even more attractive. It has been a few years since I had any black/whites and I have my fingers crossed for a black/white girl from this breeding.
Arlene should have black/whites, too. It's going to be a colorful year!