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Lilac Color Explained
This color is a variation of “d” genes that dilute black to blue, and in this case Lilac. Most times it is in combination with the “b” gene. Because Lilac colored dogs carry a double dose of “d” they are true dilutes. Lilac color is noticeably different than your typical blue. The coat will have a chocolate/brownish tint in combination with blue. Lilac dogs are born this color unlike blue fawn pups who typically lose the blue overtones of their coat as they mature, keep their lilac color. Lilac dogs have a self-colored nose that has the look of light (lavender) or dark (purple). It is a lighter/more washed out color than a blue dog’s nose just as the coat color is.
NOTE: when these dogs are color DNA’d, you will see the double dose combination of dilute “dd” AND most of the time at least one little “b”, sometimes two. In rare cases there is no little b present. Lilac ALWAYS carries two little d’s (dd) and either none, one, or two little b’s. Note: there are 4 different shades of Lilac from light to darker.
Blue Gene Explained
What most people call the “Blue Gene” is actually a “Dilute Gene”. This means that the gene Dilutes the original color. Blue dogs are no more than a black dog that has been diluted in color. If you imagine mixing a little bit of white paint into black paint, you will get a dark charcoal color. Mix a little more white & get the nice slate gray color that most people refer to as blue. In the Scientific Color Spectrum this dilution can have hundreds of different shades from the “dark charcoal” to “white” with a blue base. Yes, there is such a thing a a Blue White dog commonly referred to as a “Platinum”. This is also how we get the Lilac color.
Blue & White with the Tan Pointed Pattern. This is the True Slate Gray Color that should be designated BLUE. The nose, eyeliner, and pads should be self colored(color of the hair). The eyes are often light gold, green, blue, or gray. According to geneticists, the charcoal color is genetically blue as well, and is discern able when the dog is against anything True Black or a black dog. The charcoal color also shines through when in the sun and is typically has a darker streak down the back.
Lilac & White with the Tan Pointed Pattern. This is a True Lilac Color that should be evident. The nose, eyeliner, and pads should be self colored(color of the Lilac hair). The nose leather can be light or dark purple, not gray blue as in most blue dogs, yet not brown as in chocs. The eyes are often light gold, green, blue, or gray. According to geneticists, the Lilac color is genetically blue as well, and is discern able by the Purple Hue of the hair. The Lilac color also shines through when in the sun. In this photo, you can see the difference between the Lilac hair & the tan points. Some would say that this is no more than a chocolate color, but as you can see in this photo, the Lilac hair is quite a different color than this pups chocolate Mom underneath him.