Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Winnie Has The Blues - Part 1

I have forever wanted a blue Whippet, I have envied all the breeders who have produced blue puppies in the last several years. We bought Byelobog who is either blue or blue fawn, but he’s pretty much solid white with just a few freckles on his ears and it’s hard to tell whether he’s blue or blue fawn, either way - he’s mostly solid white, so that just didn’t do the trick for me and settle my craving for a blue. I was hoping with a few of our past breedings that the parents would carry the dilute gene and we might get a blue. I thought that if Bosley carried the dilute gene there was a high possibility of having a blue pup or two out of Winnie when they were bred back in 2007. But alas, Bosley obviously doesn’t carry the dilute gene as we didn’t have one single dilute in that litter and Winnie herself is a blue fawn. When we bred GiGi to Infineon in
2009 I was expecting solid or parti colored red puppies, but I was surprised when she produce a blue fawn. In my excitement I was thinking she might be a blue, she was so vividly blue when she was born, but after thinking for a minute she couldn’t possibly be blue because she had two red parents so she had to be blue fawn. Though she’s a gorgeous blue fawn color, probably much more ‘blue’ than ‘fawn’, I am still left craving for a blue. So I kept waiting and waiting, and looking at pictures of blue puppies and blue dogs just waiting for the day when I would have one myself. When it came time to think of who we would breed Winnie to for her last litter we discovered Rhythm. Rhythm is a handsome and speedy solid blue boy with a sweet temperament. So now we have a dilute on dilute combo that SHOULD produce some blue puppies and blue fawns with the possibility of black and red as well. So I sat and waited and planned to breed her early 2011, but she took so long to come back in season since her last litter that we figured we would go ahead and breed her this season instead of next time because right now was good timing since we thought she would be in season much earlier. So on June 16, 2010 she caught a flight to California to meet her betrothed.

I will continue with this story in just a few days - at the very least I will try and post a part to this story every week as we follow the breeding, pregnancy and whelping of Winnie and Rhythm.


Winnie

Rhythm

2 comments:

SadeRa盈君iford0412 said...

能猜得出女人真實年齡的男人也許耳聰目明,但肯定毫無大腦。哈哈!...............................................................

SadeRa盈君iford0412 said...

恨一個人,比原諒一個人,更傷力氣。..................................................................