What colour is this hoodie?

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What colour is this hoodie?

Post by Caza66 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:14 pm

Just took on another couple of rescue boys and I'm not too sure of the colour of this hoodie. It is definitely grey with a hint of agouti(?).

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Any ideas? He's not brown enough for mink and definitely not agouti. It's the best photo I can get with the light at the minute.
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Re: What colour is this hoodie?

Post by CheeseBairn » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:48 pm

Russian blue / russian blue agouti with dilutes from being hoodie (etc?). That's a guess though :)
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Re: What colour is this hoodie?

Post by cyber ratty » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:58 pm

Looks like a mink to me. I can't see agouti ticking, just variable mink tones with a paler undercoat.

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Re: What colour is this hoodie?

Post by Jem Q » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:06 pm

Looks RBA to me.

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Re: What colour is this hoodie?

Post by Caza66 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:49 pm

This is Bobby, I thought he was a mink hoodie. Does the mink colouring vary quite a lot then?

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Re: What colour is this hoodie?

Post by Caza66 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:50 pm

Jem Q wrote:Looks RBA to me.
I will be so happy if he is a blue variety :D
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Re: What colour is this hoodie?

Post by Jem Q » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:58 pm

Mink does vary a lot but I think I see ticking and he's definitely not cinnamon. My guess would be BBA or RBA.

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Re: What colour is this hoodie?

Post by Caza66 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:44 pm

Jem Q wrote:Mink does vary a lot but I think I see ticking and he's definitely not cinnamon. My guess would be BBA or RBA.
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Re: What colour is this hoodie?

Post by Amzy » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:16 pm

I see DPP
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Re: What colour is this hoodie?

Post by ElizabethW » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:44 pm

Aaawh, they're lovely Caza :hearts:
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Re: What colour is this hoodie?

Post by BatRats » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:21 am

Another vote for DPP here!
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Re: What colour is this hoodie?

Post by Tomskrat » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:05 am

I'm seeing DPP on my screen

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Re: What colour is this hoodie?

Post by acapae_wolf » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:48 am

DPP here too :)
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Re: What colour is this hoodie?

Post by Caza66 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:25 am

I'm useless on varieties. What's DPP? :oops:
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Re: What colour is this hoodie?

Post by cyber ratty » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:41 am

DPP is dark phase pearl = mink with a poorly expressed pearl. Pearl gives a pale undercoat and a full pearl will only have colour (mink) on the tips of the hairs, whereas DPP is when the hair is mostly mink with just a pale root.

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