You may have seen a black Yorkie or a Blue and Tan Yorkie on TV or in a store window, but what is the difference? A black Yorkie is similar to a Blue or Tan, but it lacks the graying gene. Blue and Tan Yorkies also have darker tails and feet. So, what’s the difference between the two colors? And, how can you tell which one is the real deal?
Blue and Tan Yorkies lack the graying gene
Although the genetics of dog color are a complex matter, Yorkies have unique coloring. The blue and tan colors are not the result of graying. Instead, these dogs develop a light blue color as they mature. While these dogs are more susceptible to developing gray hair, there are some other reasons for the blue and tan coat color. The following are some examples of the underlying causes of this unique color in Yorkies.
Both the blue and tan coat coloration originates from the same gene, MLPH. The MLPH gene has two common alleles, one causing a white coat while the other causes a tan or black coat. Other breeds of dogs may have additional alleles, resulting in different coat color. Blue and tan dogs tend to have lighter colorings than their tan cousins, so if you’re planning to adopt a Yorkie, you’ll want to find a pet that’s not going to be a tan.
Blue and tan Yorkies lack the greying gene and will remain their beautiful colors for a long time. A typical Yorkie will not turn grey until about two to three years old, so it is important to check this gene when registering your puppy. If the blue and tan parents have a blue/tan gene, you can expect your Yorkie to develop a light-colored coat as well.
The Red Legged Yorkie is born when both parents have the recessive gene. This type of Yorkie does not meet AKC breed standard requirements, but is a purebred. It has a red-colored coat but is not a true blonde. The fur of these dogs is wiry, but it does not shed as well as a traditional Yorkie. The facial hair is longer than the rest of their body.
The gene that causes this coat color is called the tan point allele. The tan point gene is the bottom most recessive in the agouti series. The dog has two copies of the tan point gene to develop a tan-point coat color. If there is another gene involved, it may cause the dog to become black. However, this is not a common condition.
Blue and Tan Yorkies have darker tails
There are two types of blue and tan Yorkies. Blue and tan yorkies have one graying gene while the other has two. The difference between the two types of dogs is in the color of the tail. Blue and tan yorkies have lighter tails while the blue and gold yorkies have darker tails. The greying gene affects both colors of Yorkies, so the blue and gold yorkies are considered purebred.
The color of a Yorkie can be determined by its coat. The coat is medium-length with long blue hair that falls in a plume. The tail is generally darker in color than the dog’s body. This coloration may be due to the wagging tail of the breed. The darker the tail, the more blue it is likely to be. The blue and tan color of a Blue and Tan Yorkie is the result of the pigment in the coat.
Coloration in Yorkie puppies varies depending on their coat. Black Yorkies have black coats while blue and tan yorkies have tan coats. Both coat colors change over time. Blue and tan Yorkies will begin with black coats but will change to blue as they age. Parents should be aware that these puppies have a high risk of “blue-born” as they are likely to have health issues as they grow older.
In addition to tan and blue coats, parti Yorkies have a white coat and dark legs. Parti Yorkies have a recessive gene called S-Locus piebald that makes them white. During breeding, both parents must have the S-Locus piebald gene, and the offspring of these two parents will be a Parti Yorkie.
The different color variations in Yorkies occur naturally, but they will change at a slow rate. Typically, this process will begin at six months and will continue for about two to three years. After this time, the coat will be almost entirely adult. It may take several years, but the change in color is gradual and permanent. As with any breed of dog, Yorkies never have a solid gray coat. This is a sign of an individual Yorkie and will vary.
Black and Tan Yorkies lack the graying gene
The color of a Yorkie’s coat is genetically determined, and it changes over time. Black Yorkies can turn blue, while tans can turn gold. All dogs have one or two copies of the graying gene, so the number of graying genes a Yorkie possesses will determine its coat color. If two or more of these genes are missing, the dog will have a solid black coat.
Another mutation, HPS3, is responsible for the grizzle coat colour of Black and Tan Yorkies. This mutation has not been found in any other breed, but in WDPs, a dominant E locus allele is responsible. A dog that has two copies of the HPS3 gene will have no graying in its coat. It is possible to breed a black and tan dog that lacks the graying gene.
Blue and Tan Yorkies have darker feet
Yorkies are small dogs with long, slender bodies, pointed muzzles, and large ears. The ears can be positioned to move and help them hear better. They are sometimes called toy breeds and are small enough to fit in a pocket. They are also known for their bravery, loyalty, and alertness. However, this small dog breed is also highly suspicious of strangers, and can bark at strange objects or people.
The color of Yorkie puppies depends on several factors, the most prominent of which is the dog’s family’s history. There are two types of melanin in Yorkies: eumelanin and phaeomelanin. Each type of melanin affects a dog’s coat color in different regions. In addition, each color is influenced by the health of the glandular system, which supplies pigment to the skin, hair, nose, and toenails.
A Yorkie’s coat is made up of silky, woolly coats that can become very thin and faded over time. However, this is only temporary, and serious breeders do use red legged Yorkies for breeding. However, it’s important to understand that off-standard Yorkies are not true purebred, and if they are, then the breed hasn’t been purebred for breeding. However, they are still a unique talking point.
If you’re considering buying a Blue and Tan Yorkie, make sure to examine its feet. These are the main distinguishing characteristics of this breed. Unlike other colours, the feet of Blue and Tan Yorkies are darker. The white ones, on the other hand, are generally lighter in color. These differences aren’t due to genetics, but to the breed’s skin color. Nevertheless, this characteristic makes them attractive and worthy of further consideration.
A black and tan Yorkie’s coloring can be solid black or may have a tan patch or strands of hair. However, it’s likely to have some tan as well as blue feet. Some of these puppies may not be purebred, so be sure to ask the breeder about the color before you adopt a puppy. This will increase your pup’s chances of being blue.