Here comes a blog post I´ve been meaning to publish six weeks ago. Since the information in it has not "timed out", I dare to share it now. I am ashamed. Enjoy!
If you´re expecting a serious scientific study and analysis of the siberian husky color genetics, then don´t! Although, I am not saying there is nothing to learn from this post. :)
So last night (May 8, 2011), I did some serious calculating. Naturally, I´ve been looking at Galena a lot lately, as the upcomming mom she´s had a lot of extra attention.
She is a wolf gray colored siberian, as the whole "G" litter she comes from. Her mom Jee-Haw was colored the same, and so is her dady, the patriarch of our kennel - Buck.
Nitro (as the father of Galena´s litter) is, surprise, surprise, colored exactly the same.
Natually, we´ve been having wolfgray, sable, aguti and gray puppies in mind. In fact, we expected them as one expects that 1 + 1 = 2.
But yesterday, it suddenly occured to me and I remembered that Nitro´s grandmother is black and white. Ang Galena´s too. And then I remembered some more stuff...
So last night, I did some serious calculating. Thank goodnes for picture pedigrees.
Because my instinct was telling me something. Something exciting.
This is Nitro´s mom North Wapiti´s See Spot Run:
(BTW, isn´t she pretty?! Thanks Rob for letting me use her picture!)
And this is Galena´s great-grandmother Serping:
Drum rolls, please........
Yes, ladies and gentlemen - my gut feeling was right!
Here he is, Mr.Spot aka Galena x Nitro´s son!
As a responsible siberian husky sled dog breeder, I should remind you: Colour of the coat doesn´t run. It doesn´t make a dog a better sled dog. It isn´t important.
But I have to admit, I am totally in love with piebalds!!!!