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 black, light band off
Undercoat: Off white/beige/cream/tan/peach/red
Legs and Face: White/off white/peach legs and face
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
Newborn or Puppy: Born with crisp facial markings/masking and large white eyebrows. Undercoat off white/beige/cream/tan/peach/red
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