Malamute Coat Color Genetics
by Nichole Royer
This page was last updated: October 15, 2008
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Coat: Salt and pepper coat – dark bands dove gray
Undercoat: White/off white
Legs and Face: White/off white
Facial Markings: Markings fade in color and size, never having the appearance of a full bar, and being washed out and shadow-like instead of solid
Pigment: Gray – may appear as a gray wash and be pink on lips/mouth.
Notes: Often mistaken for Gray.
Newborn or Puppy: Born with crisp facial markings/masking and large white eyebrows. May have little/no pigment at birth. Eyes pale slate gray when they open.
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