This girl has been in a state of constant transformation since the day she was born.
I am rethinking her name; perhaps she should be ‘caterpillar’ or ‘butterfly’ instead of “Nativity”?
I have NEVER, in all of my 28 years with this breed, had a puppy like this very unique girl.
She was born BLACK, which was impossible based on her genetics. Her sire is Black & Tan (ky/ky) and dam is Fawn (ky/ky). Her sister is cream, but Nativity was BLACK from head to toe.
A few days passed, and she started looking more like a BROWN BEAR and no longer black, but still overall solid.
After a few weeks, I started seeing some hints of fawn showing behind her ears, on her cheeks, and paws.
Soon enough, she has turned into this very tan patterned, BLACK MASKED SABLE. She is only 5 weeks old, so at this point, I am clueless to try to figure out if this is her FINAL COLOR or if there are more changes to come.
When you think you have seen it all, evidently you have not! Stay tuned……