Feathering

The Longhair 

     ~ Part Two

 

Spight's Charlie Mae Feathering1345_nYesterday we discussed a bit about what it takes to raise Longhair puppies. We also talked about Longhair’s the tail as well as the feathering. Here is a beautiful photo (of Charlie Mae) that shows you what we mean.

Puppies

When the pups first arrive you would be hardpressed to guess the coat length. Some folks marvel at that statement, but here is some evidence that will stand on its own.

 

From The Sadie X Stackhouse Litter

Honestly, I cannot remember if this was 2016 or 2017 because Miss Sadie is retired. The photos are still relevant. Sadie is a lovely tradition Blue Weimaraner (who is a Carrier). Of course, you remember Stackhouse–our gorgeous Gray Longhair Stud. Together, they produced some fantastic pups. Those of you who have signed up for a puppy from such a litter as this (with mixed coat lengths know what I mean. By week two you can begin to see which are Longhairs, but I am going to show you the Newborn and Week Five photos. Sadie has just the six pups in this litter.

Puppy # 1 (Gray Longhair)

 

Puppy #2 (Gray Longhair)

 

Puppy #3 (Blue –Traditional Smooth Coat)

 

Puppy #4 (Blue –Traditional Smooth Coat)

Puppy #5 (Gray Longhair)

 

Puppy #6 (Blue Longhair)

 

 

The first thing you might notice is the percentage of Longhair pups far exceeds the 50% expectations. Also, there are no Gray or Silver Gray traditional smooth coats in this litter. You can never guess what you might get, despite the chart that the DNA professionals publish. It is an average over time.

We hope you are enjoying this information. Not everyone is a fan of the Longhair, but they have been in the Weimaraner lineage forever. At one point in time, the Germans were going to eliminate the Longhair with selective breeding. There are various stories as to why they opted to forgo the selective breeding to get rid of them. Regardless, they are a thing and popular throughout the globe. In most countries, they can compete on every level; however, in America, they cannot.

 

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Posted on February 20, 2018, in Long Hair Weims, Longhair, Longhair Weimaraner, Undocked Tails. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Feathering.

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