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Color Confusion

Discussion in 'American Staffordshire Terrier' started by mjane92, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. mjane92

    mjane92 Puppy

    I'm a little confused about the different types of brindle coloring. I've heard various tags such as red brindle, fawn brindle, black brindle, tiger brindle, etc. What are the proper coloring names?

    Pictures would be appreciated :)
  2. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    It's just the more dominant color is whatever brindle is it...but just saying brindle is enough. :)
  3. Vechioli

    Vechioli Puppy

    my brindle pup

    my pups name is gucci. i honestly have no idea about brindle colors but if you know what type of brindle he is let me know!

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  4. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    In the avatar picture, he looks fawn brindle; the 2 below look like he's blue brindle!

    Is his nose blue or does he have a bluish cast to him?

  5. Teal

    Teal Krypto Super Dog Premium Member

    That dog is NOT blue brindle at all. You need to adjust your screen colours, Carla! LOL

    The base coat colour is the type of brindle - chocolate, blue, red, fawn, etc.
    Depending on the dilution or fullness of the colour will modify the brindle...

    A black brindle dog is a black coat with some lighter strips and a black nose.
    A red brindle dog is a dog with a black nose, red coat, and black stripes.
    A blue brindle dog is a dog with a blue nose, blue coat, and cream/fawn stripes.
    A chocolate brindle is a dog with a chocolate nose, coat, and lighter coloured stripes.


    I am normally a huge fan of posting pictures... but trying to figure out how to get the image tabs with Google Chrome is frustrating me! LOL

    Vechioli - I have a dog with the same colouring as you. I called her a brown brindle, but Carla and I are currently discussing that in a thread in the Dog Discussions forum! So we'll see where it ends up! LOL
  6. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    If a dog is blue (dilute) anything black gets diluted to blue, right? So the normally black stripes would be blue. So the blue you see on a blue brindle dog is the brindle; the coat color is the creme/fawn (which has also been diluted to a blue fawn -- that "creme" look you see). Although commonly called "blue brindle", it's actually "blue FAWN brindle".


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    Actually, a black brindle dog has a fawn/red coat - -with just really heavy brindling. Black brindle is the common and accepted term, but it's actually a fawn/red brindle -- it's just got a lot of striping!

  7. CrazyK9

    CrazyK9 Good Dog

    I never understood how to label the different brindles officially lol. Genetically speaking, the base color is going to be a yellow (phaeomelanin) color and the brindle pattern is black (eumelanin). So to go by "dominant" color just doesn't make much sense to me.
  8. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    Yeah, the names we all go by (and that have been accepted since forever) -- black brindle, blue brindle -- refer to the APPEARANCE of the dog. But whether the dog is almost black, for example, with just a little red or fawn peeking through, it is still a red/fawn dog WITH brindling. And the same as a dog that is mostly red/fawn with just a few light brindle stripes.

  9. Vechioli

    Vechioli Puppy

    ya in the sun his coat looks orange almost tiger like. but in the house it looks more like a light brown and black. so ya maybe brown brindle?
  10. #1 stunner

    #1 stunner Good Dog

    The VET that Trigger saw, listed him as a RED brindle, but he looks more yellow sometimes.
  11. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    Fawn, red -- it's all a matter of perception (fawn usually towards the yellower tones) Brown -- yeah, maybe appearance-wise, but "brown" genetically-speaking means a brown nose....That's why I hesitate to say brown brindle if he has a black nose.

  12. pitbullsareteddies

    pitbullsareteddies Big Dog Premium Member

    So I suppose Indie is a red brindle. lol. (sorry about the glitter text, lol)[​IMG]

    but so is Rosie...?

  13. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    indie looks to bave a black base coat with light brindling.. making that a black brindle. but ive proven to have horrible eyes with pictures before in the last color thread. lol
  14. pitbullsareteddies

    pitbullsareteddies Big Dog Premium Member

    Well, it depends on who you talk to. Genetically, she's a red dog with black brindling. But Visually, she looks black with red brindle stripes. :D
  15. Sasa S

    Sasa S Puppy

    If someone can tell me what color the puppies get the blue white male and blue brindly female?

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    If someone can tell me what color the puppies get the blue white male and blue brindly female?

    This is a male

    This is female


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