AKC registers them as blue,brown and white. Does anyone know what colors to cross to get this blue color.
Well the female (blue/tan/ white) is having pup's right now. so far she has had two, blue/tan/white and one the color of the dad (Oakhill bluetick,top & bottom) looks like she will have 7 or 8.You can have 2 recessive genes. If you do have 2 recessive (blue gene for color) that is the color the dog will be. If you have one recessive (blue) one dominant (blk/tan) the dog will be the color of the dominant gene, in this case blk/tn. So for a dog to be blue he has to have only recessive genes for color, or else he would be another color. In the case of the blue colored dog I am not talking about blue ticks, but a blue dog. Some folks call this mouse color in beagles. It is more of a grayish blue color, and may or may not have tan points. Ticking is a patern not a color, example, you can have tan, or black ticking. Ticking is a whole other set of genes. All your blue female has is 2 blue genes, both of which are recessive. If you breed her to a male dog that doesn't carry blue you will get no blue pups, but the sire will determine the color for the pups. All pups may not be the same color as the sire if he carries a gene for another color
Anybody have a pic of these blue dogs?Several years ago i saw a blue beagle (blue,tan,white) (not bluetick) The blue saddle on her was sky blue. The man that owned them also had some red blankets with him (red,white) he told me that when he bred for the color blue, they would either come blue,tan and white or red and white. I later bought a blue male from him and bred him to a red and white female that was no relation at all to his dogs and when she had pups half were blue/tan/white and half were red/white. Up until i bought my blue/tan/white female out of parents that were tri-color i had always believed that the red color had to be involved. htpp://clubs.akc.org/NBC/dilute_colored_beagleshtm