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Old 08-25-2012, 04:20 AM
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I've read that blue eyes on a chihuahua are a"defect" on them. Is this true? Honestly, it doesn't matter to me because Chili's blue eyes are what I first fell in love with but I'm just curious.
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If the dog is not blue itself or blue fawn, it usually means the dog is a hidden merle. It is a considered a serious fault in the show ring but probably in most cases is not a defect...standard says "Blue eyes or a difference in the color of the iris in the two eyes, or two different colors within one iris should be considered a serious fault.".
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Are they a real blue or more of a grey/green/blue? Axles were grey/green/blue as a puppy but now they are dark green. It's because his sire was chocolate so he has the dilute colouring giving him light eyes and a brown nose.
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Chili's are real blue, he also has a pink nose with his cream coloring. I don't know too much about dogs but was told he was not that it would have made a difference in my decision, just the amount I would have been willing to pay. I know I should have done research but he was a totally unplanned purchased, I saw him in the cage and could not leave with out him.
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If the dog is not blue itself or blue fawn, it usually means the dog is a hidden merle. It is a considered a serious fault in the show ring but probably in most cases is not a defect...standard says "Blue eyes or a difference in the color of the iris in the two eyes, or two different colors within one iris should be considered a serious fault.".
Forgive my ignorance. I see the word "merle" often and I dont know what it means...also "blue". What is that exactly if you dont mind explaining?
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Merle is a coat pattern...if you type in merle chihuahua to google and view images, it will show you them. Many of them are carelessly bred and can have health problems. Others are fine. I guess there are exceptions to every rule.

Blue is a coat color, can vary from almost silver to a dark steel gray. Some are very pretty, others not so much lol. The dog won't have black pigment on it's nose or anywhere else, instead some shade of blue.
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Now I'm confused, Chili is a cream color so he doesn't look like any of the pictures of Merle chihuahuas I was looking at, he has no markings and his nose and around his eyes look pink, not black like all of the other chihuahuas I've seen.
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Right which is why it might be likely he is a HIDDEN merle...no visible merle patterning. Very common if the dog is a lighter color and part of why they are 'dangerous' because if you inadvertantly bred one to another merle you would have all kinds of health issues in the puppies most likely.
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