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Is there a Silk Brindle?

Discussion in 'Canine genetics and heredity issues' started by Slobberkiss, Oct 15, 2007.

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  1. Slobberkiss

    Slobberkiss Boxer Booster

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    Hello Everyone

    Has anyone ever hear of a silk brindle boxer?

    i saw a beautiful 4 month old boxer puppy this weekend with the most unusual coloring. He looked completely Black and white. Of course I couldn't help myself go pet the little guy and was talking to his owner about how i have never seen a reverse brindle boxer with so much black and he said he was a silk brindle boxer, they are all almost completely black and white.
     
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    gmacleod Elusive Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't suppose you have a photo? What I'm imagining from your description would not be a purebred boxer.
     
  3. Slobberkiss

    Slobberkiss Boxer Booster

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    Unfortunately I don't have a picture. But you could be right maybe there was something else mixed in at some point. From his coloring he looked like a boston terrier but the body was all boxer. The black parts had a few brown shimmers in it but no real stripes.
    Eitherway he was cute but i just had never seen one with this coloring.
     
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    kassa Boxer Insane

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    I think in some countries seals are called silkies, and so perhaps a seal (black) brindle could be called a silk, but that's a stretch.

    I was surprised at last week's Regional that the super dark brindles have made a comeback again. (NOT talking about solid black dogs, just the depth of the brindling). For a few years they passed out of fashion but I was surprised to see a few last week.
     
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    K8IE Boxer Insane

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    My Cooper is a very dark brindle and his sire is a very successful champion here in the US, so I think that the dark coloring is fairly popular here. He has gotten some more prominent brindling with age (he is 7 months old now). When we first brought him home I had some people ask if he was a Boston. Of course that seemed absurd to me knowing the difference between a Boxer and a Boston, but he was so dark I bet he he did almost look black and white to some people. I have never heard of the "silk" brindle term though.... ( You can see some pics in my gallery..)
     
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    Slobberkiss Boxer Booster

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    I just took a look at the pictures of cooper and this is exactly what he looked like. I guess the guy was just trying to sound special with saying he was a silk boxer.
    Cooper is such a beautiful baby by the way. I love this coloring.
     
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    Thanks! I think he is pretty handsome too.. :)
     
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