Rescue full blooded foster Chow! Can't figure out his color? Anyone know?

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Rescue full blooded foster Chow! Can't figure out his color? Anyone know?

Postby PrincessFox » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:04 am

Rescued this senior baby from the shelter, and am fostering him until he finds his forever home. I've never see a chow this color. Any breeders know the technical breed color?ImageImage


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Re: Rescue full blooded foster Chow! Can't figure out his color? Anyone know?

Postby Zhuyos mom » Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:16 pm

He'll be considered a blue chow. He was most likely kept outside because his fur discolored as such. A good grooming, good quality food, his blue coat will most likely return. Thank you for fostering him.

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Re: Rescue full blooded foster Chow! Can't figure out his color? Anyone know?

Postby Rory's Dad » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:10 pm

Agreed. He is naturally a blue chow. Black chows have a more solid dark shade, while blues tend to have a silver hue towards the fur tips. He was likely left outside in the sun. This is called coppering and the sun has bleached out his fur.

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Re: Rescue full blooded foster Chow! Can't figure out his color? Anyone know?

Postby PrincessFox » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:53 pm

Oh ok! That makes sense! I would have never considered him to be an iteration of blue as my pup is blue and looks nothing like him! Thank you guys so much!


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