About Merle "aka" Colored Yorkshire Terriers! Altought Merle can come in any dog breed, Merle is rather new to the yorkshire Terrier breed. Before you could only find traditional colored yorkies. Before any other color yorkie was given away, or destroyed. Many skeptical Yorkie owners and breeders, absolutely refuse to believe that the parti, chocolate, Merle, black, blond, white and golden colored Yorkie is anything other than a recent "behind the kennel bred" mutt. They say: "The only color that Yorkie's come in is blue and tan" or "There is NO record of any Yorkie ever breeding to a white, parti, These beautiful Exotic Yorkie Colors are not really “new.” they were found mostly over seas and they were just not spoken of or registered until now. These colors come from a recessive gene that carries these colors, resulting in colorful yorkies. Within the past few years the American Kennel Club has chosen to acknowledge and register these unique beauties. A Merle can produce many colored coat puppies along with different colored eyes.
What is a Merle Yorkie? Merle is a pattern in a dog's coat. "Merle" comes in different colors and patterns. Some have blue patches throughout and are considered blue "merle"; same with red, and chocolate, although some describe merle as only a "pattern". DNA testing identifies the "Merle" gene but not the variety of colors and patterns seen in the coats of the dogs with the gene. A dilute black (BB or Bb) dog is generally known as blue, but a dog with a merle coat does not test BB or Bb but still is a blue dilute from the "merle" gene, The merle gene creates mottled patches of color in a solid or piebald coat, blue or odd-colored eyes, and can affect skin pigment as well. Info Souce:https://en.wikipedia.org
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