Quarry van Nekkerberg ter Leie
exported from Belgium to France (Moulin Haut de Laubaret)|
photo 5: The recommended stud Quarry. He was a grey charcoaled to the maximum, homozygous for the grey color. His base color was the same as that of his father but the heavy heavy charcoaling makes him seem greyer. BBA p133
One of the most famous stud dogs in his time. Many of his children and grand-children became well known Champions.
In the first place, all the grey puppies which we have seen had some beige or cream around their ears and traces of the same color on the dorsal line and on their croup, as well as on their external sides of the front and back legs, and sometimes on their tails. These marks were much more visible at the time of the growth of the adult coat, since their coat was minimal, but these beige-cream tints never ever completely disappeared. Between molts and the next growth, they were often noticeable for a while, but only temporarily. Later they were probably hidden by the charcoal, than by the full coat. Indeed, we have noticed that in some adult dogs, when the coat was wet they were again visible. These observations tend to support a supplementary proof that the fawn is quite subjacent and that it doesn't find its expression.
Having arrived at these conclusions, through a purely theoretical plan in agreement with Dr Little, we went to the litter announcements in the Breeding News section of Le Berger Belge, to try and verify the foundation of this hypothesis. Until now we have found everything in its favor. BBA p134-135....
Quarry bred to Miarka:
result: 6 puppies - 5 black & 1 fawn
prediction: 3 black & 3 fawn (observation washed out fawn, very charcoaled)
note: not a single grey BBA p135
(note: Sapho du Moulin Haut de Laubaret is the only puppy on record)
Courtesy of: dhuckestein