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Sabreig - March 14, 2010 08:12 PM (GMT)
Does anyone have any photos of split faced merles please?

BorderCollieLvr - March 14, 2010 08:21 PM (GMT)
Don't see many proper split face merles around they are usually very white on their heads from what i've seen of mis-mark type merles.

Try having a look through this site for split faced merles http://www.colliecorner.com/

Sabreig - March 14, 2010 08:24 PM (GMT)
I thought so. I've been looking but can't find any really good examples, they're either just lots of white on the face or a slightly wonky blaze. Collie corner haven't any really good ones, I've checked.

Canis-Lupess - March 14, 2010 10:04 PM (GMT)
I have photos of one that was on our flyball team. I'll root them out.

Sabreig - March 14, 2010 10:05 PM (GMT)
thanks waggingd

Canis-Lupess - March 14, 2010 10:12 PM (GMT)
Just need to get in the shower first. I have a normal split faced one and I also have another split faced one but different in the fact that he has a merle side, a thin white blaze and then a black side...very novel.

Canis-Lupess - March 14, 2010 11:57 PM (GMT)
Ok, here's the pics. The first is Charlie (Bryning Bright Light)

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Here's Ollie (Bryning Old Devil Moon)
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Sabreig - March 15, 2010 01:48 PM (GMT)
thanks ever so for those. Both lovely dogs but one like Charlie was what I was after a photo of. Really appreciate it :)

Canis-Lupess - March 15, 2010 03:17 PM (GMT)
Do you need the pics for s specific reason?

Sabreig - March 16, 2010 08:34 AM (GMT)
Sorry, only just seen this. Someone was asking me about markings etc and we had a debate about split faces. They said that bi eyes are mostly seen on split faces because the coloured side has pigmentation and gives you a dark eye, and that the white side has no pigmentation so gives you a blue eye which isn't true. I then said what about a merle then. So wanted some photos to show a merle with a slit face and was hoping for same colour eyes and Charlie has 2 sparkling blue ones :)

Canis-Lupess - March 16, 2010 07:55 PM (GMT)
Charlies owners also had a liver and white with a split face and his brown/gold eye was on the white side and the blue eye was on the brown side...and I have seen this in a number of others also...so that puts a dampener on their theory.

Sabreig - March 16, 2010 09:14 PM (GMT)
My Joe was a black and white with a split face and his blue eye was on the black side, brown eye on the blue side but he passed away quite a while ago so I don't have any photos on the computers so could'nt show them to prove the point.

Lorain - March 16, 2010 09:22 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Sabreig @ Mar 16 2010, 09:14 PM)
My Joe was a black and white with a split face and his blue eye was on the black side, brown eye on the blue side but he passed away quite a while ago so I don't have any photos on the computers so could'nt show them to prove the point.

Nothing to do with melres but if you want a photo on your computer and dont have a scanner what I have been doing is updating stuff by taking photos of photos with my Blackberry and emailing them it works fab and you then have a copy. I have done a a whole load so I have copies :D Lorain

Sabreig - March 16, 2010 09:32 PM (GMT)
Great idea Lorain. It's not so much that, I've got a scanner. It's because they were photos taken with a normal camera, pre digital, they're not fantastic quality then when you scan them the eye colour isn't very clear so I've not got anything of any quality on the computer. The best photo I have of Joe is of him laying on the horse trailer ramp but he has a shadow from a tree over him which hides the eye colour.

redborder - March 17, 2010 07:22 AM (GMT)
I have a split faced red and white and his blue eye is on the brown side and the brown eye on the white side ;)

JessElkie - April 28, 2010 08:55 PM (GMT)
I have a blue merle with one bright blue eye and one brown/green, dont supose you would like to see a pic of that?




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