She was one of the pups with a lot of lighter hairs along her back
and in the ridge. Several pups in the litter had this. I had only had
one pup before exhibit this "lightening" - it came in by 8 weeks and was
gone after 4 months and the same with these pups. Check out the "Roan Puppy?"
I posted this interesting ridge changed to NextGeneration
email list and got a response from another lister who kindly sent these
two photos that illustrate the same thing. Like me, she didn't recall
the position of the hairs within the ridge as it was born, only the
length and crowns. Ah hunh...Guess we will ALL be paying a bit more attention now
that more are aware of the problem!In the photo on the left, you can
see that the ridge edges are not tightly curled, the hairs simply meet
in the middle of the ridge. In the second photo on the right, the ridge
has "corrected" itself. Thanks to Norah Ormerod
of Glenaholm RRs
for these next photographs.
NOTE: The other oddity about this pup
is the change of color between 8 weeks and adulthood. The pup
reddened considerably from a light, golden color to red wheaten.
oddity in the same litter is this pup, who's lower half of it's ridge
is "lazy" and the upper edges are correct.
Again, after 5 months the
lower part corrected itself!
||If anyone else has had this phenomena happen on one of their litters, let me know at