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The OwyheeStar Blue Weimaraner
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The blue coat color is frowned upon by many purists. That being said, Homer Carr wrote about the occurrence of this anomaly (in the Weimaraner). He called the blue-color-coat a genetic mutation. In Austria, one blue puppy made an appearance in a 1940 litter of silver-gray pups. Again, in Germany (in 1947), another blue pup was born in a litter of silver-gray puppies. (While this kind of event is always suspect), the litter owners were people of good repute--and well-known to other breed fanciers.
Some people report that these genetic mutations have taken place at varied intervals throughout the history of the Weimaraner. However, the fact that these two documented deviations happened within a ten-year period is amazing. Rumors of other occurrences have surfaced, but to our knowledge have never been proven. To read Homer Carr's letter click here.
The odds of a mutation occurring are highly rare (some say astronomical). Nevertheless, many a Weim breeder (secretly) hopes it will occur within a litter they are whelping. (At the same time, others would be horrified to find a blue pup within a litter.) With DNA testing readily available, documentation and confirmation would be easy to establish. That being said, today (without the improbable mutation), a blue pup will not happen unless one of the parents is a Blue Weimaraner.
It take a blue to make a blue, but something you might not realize is two blue parents can produce a good number of silver gray or gray pups within their litter.
The Weimaraner Club of America (WCA) Breed Standard