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Who can answer this question without looking it up?

Discussion in 'Breeder Discussion' started by Alan, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Alan

    Alan Banned

    How many offical colors of Pit Bulls are there and what are they? Is it different between the UKC and ADBA?
  2. jennay2

    jennay2 Banned

    do color patterns count?

    I don't know the exact number, I just know its any color or pattern except merle.
  3. Alan

    Alan Banned

    Im not gonna lie to you. I dont know the exact answer myself without cheating and looking it up. I THINK I may know but Im not sure
  4. screamin'eagle

    screamin'eagle Good Dog

    I don't know off hand, but I believe that all colors are acceptable, but merle is a fault in one registry, more than 80% white is a fault in another, and the AKC Amstaff show world shuns red/red nosed dogs. I will state that none of this has to with performance which should be the focus for the APBT. Well...all white and merle are seen to be related to genetic issues.
  5. jennay2

    jennay2 Banned

    I believe only the Amstaff has a more then 80% white fault, with certain markings desireable. Pit bulls can be all white, right? ::goes to check::

    Merle shouldn't be a fault, but a disqualification. I don't see why it isn't, since it normally means Catahoula is in the lines.

    But I'm not into show, so I'm only qouting what I've heard/read.
  6. screamin'eagle

    screamin'eagle Good Dog

    I am no show/genetics/breeding expert either, but I am of the opinion that the above statement is a myth. Now there is great debate on merle coloring in the APBT, but canine color genetics are general in all canines, and not specific in any breed. For example, the genetic recipe that cause brindling in greyhounds, bulldogs, etc. is one in the same. Here is a website that does well in laying out canine (all breeds!) color genetics... http://bowlingsite.mcf.com/Genetics/ColorGen.html

    That being said both the UKC and ADBA excepted merle coloring until fairly recently, and the decision dq recently was based on bad breeding practices as opposed to something specific to the color.

    Now there are hunters that 50/50 cross the catahoula and the APBT ot AMbulldog for a specific purpose, but I think merle coloring has always been around(but rare because merle to merle breedings cause health probs...and I don't think this influence was the root, but there are people smarter than me on both sides of the fence!
  7. jennay2

    jennay2 Banned

    what you're saying makes sense, but I have personally never seen old photos of the org. bulldog that was merle. I've never seen a responsibly bred bulldog line that has merle in it either. Most merles I see qualify in the "American Bully" lines. American Bullies arne't true bulldogs, and we all know that.

    I don't want to start an argument, I'm just saying what I've seen.
  8. screamin'eagle

    screamin'eagle Good Dog

    no doubt about it...it'll be a debate for people smarter than me lol. You are right...bad breeding practices trying make a dollar off of "rare" dogs.

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