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Red undertone to black fur?

Jess DavisJess Davis Posts: 833Member
edited 21 December, 2009 in Australian Shepherd
My 4 month old pup Cohen is a black tri, but she has a red cast to her coat -- most notably around the ears and along her spine where the adult fur is coming in. When compared to other pups of her litter her black fur has always looked lighter -- almost dusty. Standing alone she looks decidedly black. Would this be considered a colour fault if I opted to show her in conformation? (I don't plan to, but I'm curious.) Also, how common is this trait?
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