V - Lilac Tan (li/t)

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"Eyes black. En even light grey with a hint of brown. Darker hair root acceptable. The tan belly shall be a rich golden orange hue, as rich as possible and there should be a clear line of demarcation between top colour and tan running in a straight line along flanks, chest and jaws. There should be no brindling or guard hairs. Colour of feet should be inside tan, the remainder of foot the same as top colour. Wholly tan feet considered a greater fault than feet all same colour as top."

Breeding information below the pictures.

Nice colouring.

sh lilac tan doe Rapunzel's Rescue Me
b., ow. & pic: Anniina Tuura

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Lilac Tan

Note the light tan. The top colour isn't that bad for a lilac tan, but would be too dark for a lilac.

SH Lilac Tan doe Noddyn Gloria Un-E
b. & o: Satu Karhumaa
pic: Arttu Väisälä

Note: This article is old and waiting to be rewritten.

Quick Look

Lilac tan has both brown and blue diluting genes. This makes the variety dullest of all the tan varieties, as well as hard to breed to standard. In this variety the difficulty of getting the right shade of lilac combines with the diluted, paler belly color.

Lilac tans can be created by combining chocolate tan with blue tan, and mating the resulting black tans together. In reality, it is not as fast and easy as it sounds as the odds of getting lilac tans from the combination of two b & d carriers is 1/16...