Malamute Coat Color Genetics
by Nichole Royer
This page was last updated: October 15, 2008
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Coat: No banding on coat – solid black
Undercoat: Black/gray undercoat
Legs and Face: Off white/peach/tan, however color often is pale to almost white in adult dogs
Facial Markings: Always extreme mask on face
Pigment: Dark Black
Newborn or Puppy: Born almost solid black. Face black with very tiny "eyebrows".
Not a malamute, just a breed where the tan pigment does not wash out to white or off white. You can see the markings are identical.
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