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Lilac merle is a color of the Border Collie
The Border Collie has several different colors and markings. These colors vary according to the coat color and coat type. Some Borders have a pure red coat, while others have a blue merle coat. This color is determined by the presence of a recessive gene called the M gene.
Lilac Border Collies differ from blue Border Collies in color when viewed under a light source, but can be mistaken for either color if the light source is dim or the Border Collie is not in bright light. However, lilac Border Collies are distinguished from blue Border Collies by the color of their eyes and noses. A lilac Border Collie has two copies of the recessive red gene and two copies of the dilute gene. Its markings can be striking and a good choice for a pet. Lilac merle is not a rare color in Border Collies, but you should be careful and choose a reputable breeder if you want to get a puppy with this distinctive color.
The lilac color of the Border Collie is not the most common one. In some parts of the world, this color is called fawn, while in others it is called silver or Isabella. Despite their rarity, this color is not easily recognizable. The most common color of a Border Collie is black, but it is possible to find one with a merle coat and a white skin.
The Border Collie comes in seventeen different standard colors. Besides black and white, the Border Collie can also be red and white, lilac, chocolate, slate, and cream. Some Border Collies even have coat patterns involving white and blue.
It is a recessive gene
The border collie red merle is a recessive gene that affects the coat color. The red color is caused by recessive genes in the sire and dam. To produce a border collie with a red coat, both the dam and sire must have the recessive gene. Although red is genetically identical to brown in other breeds, the color is more susceptible to sun exposure and bleaching. Dogs with a red coat also tend to have lighter eyelids and noses.
The Border Collie Red Merle gene affects the red pigment called eumelanin. It can also affect the phaeomelanin pigment. It is also a recessive gene, so there is a chance that the pups may have some of the traits associated with merle.
A merle dog will have patches of red or blue on his coat. It will also have blue or partially blue eyes. Some merles are also partially or completely deaf. These dogs should be mated with a solid-colored dog.
A border collie with a red merle gene has a red base coat and a pink or blue merle marking on the nose. This gene is the cause of the dappled effect on the coat. A border collie with two copies of the merle gene can have poor eyesight and deafness.
A dog with a merle gene can be completely white, or it can be a merle dog with a white spotting on its head. Dogs with this gene have a piebald appearance, but this is a rare trait.
It has health issues
Border Collies live between 10 and 17 years. Like any breed, they can have health problems and diseases. Red merle Collies are especially predisposed to eye and skin problems. They are also prone to deafness. Although all Border Collies are susceptible to a number of genetic conditions, red merles have a slightly higher risk of developing collie eye anomaly (CEA). Dogs with this genetic defect can be blind and deaf.
Some of the health problems common to border collies can be avoided. For example, some border collie breeders offer Blue Merle puppies at much higher adoption prices than traditional Border collies. This is because of the genetic differences between the two types of Border Collies. Therefore, if a breeder charges you more for a Blue Merle, it’s probably not a good idea to adopt one. Instead, you should seek a different breeder.
Unlike other breeds, red merle Border collies have a unique coat. Until about a decade ago, they were considered rare. A red border collie’s red coat is a unique combination of swirling red fur and patchwork color. Some border collies have full pigmentation, while others have white patches on their chest or tail. This type of coat is often referred to as merle, although some breeders use the term “dappled” instead.
Border collies are susceptible to eye conditions like glaucoma. This disease affects the blood vessels that absorb scattered light and support the retina. If left untreated, it can cause blindness.
It is a common pattern in other breeds
Brindle Border Collies have different colors on their coats. This is a result of dilution of the base color of the dog. These dogs are more common than lethal white Border Collies. This color variation can be permanent or temporary. Brindle Border Collies can compete in certain types of shows.
While this pattern is unique in Border Collies, there is no scientific reason to exclude it from the breed. The merle phenotype is caused by the presence of a specific gene. The dominant M allele causes the diluted color to appear as an uneven shade of tan.
Merle is also seen in other breeds. It is thought to be inherited in an autosomal, incomplete-dominant pattern. Dogs heterozygous for the M allele have a typical Merle coat pattern. However, dogs homozygous for the M allele show an ophthalmologic and auditory impairment. These negative effects led to research and testing to identify the gene responsible for the phenotype.
Sable Border Collies are also a variation of the breed. These dogs have a combination of the merle and sable patterns on the same coat. Sable Merle Border Collies will show typical merle spots on their body and may have white patches on their necks.
This coloring pattern is caused by a change in the color of the dog’s phaeomelanin pigment. Usually red, merles may also be a cream, gold, orange, or yellow color. This genetic change can lead to eye infections, vision loss, and skin problems. This pigment can cause a dog’s skin to become sensitive, which can cause excessive scratching.
The pattern of a Border Collie can be a mix of other colors and patterns. A red merle Border Collie may have a diluted brown gene. In addition, some Border Collies may have blue and chocolate colored patches.
It is a performance dog
The BORDER COLLIE RED Merles are a breed of Border Collie with red merle fur. The Merle gene has two components. One of the parts controls the white spots, while the other controls the overall color. A red merle will have blue eyes and a white area around them. These dogs also have “butterfly noses,” which are partially colored and partly pink.
The Red Merle Border Collie is a very agile dog and does well in agility. Its naturally playful nature means that it enjoys playing games with its family. It is also a good idea to engage a Border Collie in sports to keep it mentally stimulated. Some common sports that red merle Border Collies love include flyball, dock diving, and sheepherding. These dogs also make great backyard playmates.
The Red Merle Border Collie is the result of a genetic mutation that occurred in Scotland in the 1940s. A merle gene affects the iris, leading to beautiful patterned eyes. A merle Border Collie can also be lilac, which is another merle variant. The merle gene is diluted in a lilac Border Collie. As a result, these dogs can look purple in the sun.
The Border Collie breed is popular in many winning show kennels around the world, and they have attracted some of the world’s best judges. These dogs are easy to train and excel in herding events, agility, rally, tracking, and obedience. The breed also enjoys playing flyball and flying disc. This breed is incredibly intelligent and eager to please.
While Border Collies have various colors, merle is the most popular. Borders with a merle coat will have parents with the same color. They may also have blue or gray merles.