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GSP coat color

Postby wine9555 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:53 pm

I have a 6 month old GSP. Her coat color has changed since she was very young with additional liver tick marks. Will her coat change more before she is fully grown?
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Re: GSP coat color

Postby bobman » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:45 am

Good ones will turn totally white....
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Re: GSP coat color

Postby Ruffshooter » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:48 am

Most of the Ticked dogs I have seen do tend to have more ticking to show as they get older. Not just in GSP's. I had a nearly White Brit, (Dexter RIP) that was nearly white as a put, once a couple years old he was heavily ticked. Same on Buster my French Brit, Black and white ticked, Nearly all Black & white, Roan type.
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Re: GSP coat color

Postby ezzy333 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:07 am

The roan and ticking doesn't show till the pups are at least 3 to 4 weeks old and will get heavier till the dog matures. Other than that there should not be any other color change.

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Re: GSP coat color

Postby h.q.s » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:28 am

I have had pups born white and liver, and by 8 weeks they are a very dark liver roan. THeir color changes up to a year old, normally they just get darker with a heavier tick.
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Re: GSP coat color

Postby birddogsunlimited » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:52 am

heres a good example
the white pup in the first pic
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a couple weeks later
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about 6 weeks old
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10 weeks
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now
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Re: GSP coat color

Postby Sprig » Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:56 pm

bobman wrote:Good ones will turn totally white....



The best ones turn yellow and fetch your ducks for you :lol: j/k

I am parcell to the half white half liver patched GSP's myself.
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Re: GSP coat color

Postby EddieF » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:43 pm

Hey birddogsunlimited, what a great illustration of how that dog's coat changed, very interesting. :D
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Re: GSP coat color

Postby WildRose » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:17 pm

The coat can change considerably over time. Anywhere under the white hair that they have dark skin, they have the potential to eventually grow in dark hair.

I've had a number of dogs that had little to no ticking at a year old that by six or eight had significant ticking.

I've had pups that at 8 weeks old were white/ticked/patched that by six were liver/ticked/patched.

I have a seven year old here now, that had zero ticking as a yearling that is now white/liver/ticked/patched with a significant amount of ticking.

At one year old Bullett had zero ticking. By two though some was just beginning on his legs.

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As he approached six he had considerable ticking on his front legs, some on his back legs and just a little working up from the bottom of his chest/belly moving up towards his back.

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Now as he approaches 9yo you can see significantly more on this legs and more moving up from his chest/belly progressing up towards his spine.

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I have several that have ticked up much darker, but these pictures are the handiest. CR
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Re: GSP coat color

Postby GsPJustin » Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:54 am

I am 99.99% sure all gsp pups are born white. Besides there permanent liver spots. They might shift as the dog grows. Their ticking/roaning grows in in the first 5 weeks. Well most of it...

Good ones will turn totally white....
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