Common breeding considerations for the American bully include structure, temperament, and conformation. As such, something of little importance such as coat color is easy to forget.
The American bully exhibits different coat colors and color patterns. In fact, if there is one thing that is most representative of this dog breed is the variety and disparity of coat colors.
However, the most unique color pattern by far is the tricolor pattern. A tri-colored American Bully is one that has three colors on their coat instead of the usual one or two coat colors.
The tricolor pattern features three clear and separate – one base color, tan and white. The base color can be any of the range of American Bully coat colors including black, lilac, blue and chocolate.
It is worth noting that the base color may be affected by intensity or dilution genes, or other patterns such as piebald or merle. The intensity gene determines the amount of red pigment production.
This explains why tan points are redder on some American bullies than others. The dilute gene causes the tan point to fade.
The tan and white may also consist of other patterns. Tricolored American Bullies have various names including Black Tri, Chocolate Tri, Blue Tri, and Lilac Tri.
The patterns can be creeping tan, trindle, ghost tan, tri merle, ticked tri or piebald tri. Tricolor American Bullies are actually quite rare and have become increasingly popular among dog owners.
The striped or tabby coat is one of the most native in the dog world. Its heritage comes form our friends from old bread that hold onto bravery and ferocity. Said solid genes is what provoke its prevalence when crosses are made and is easily shows up in litters that in theory you wouldn’t expect it to. Within the Bully there exists almost all tones of striped coats (including the coat that is know as the reverse response).
Like I mentioned their peculiarity (I know what separates other dos from dogs with similar coats like the fawn) would be their pigmentation, their nose, and eyelids are always the same tone as the coat. Their eyes can go from amber to yellow and it is easy for blue tones to appear with those dogs that are lighter within the champagne family.
One is to suppose that the combinations of tricolors come from dogs that go way back in the blood line. We must take into consideration that the ‘boom’ has only happened within the last few years. Lilac, tri-choco, blue/tan, red/tan, like I said the results are infinite. Up until recently they were considered weird, as they were relatively very uncommon. They were not sought after they just simply came out of the litters. The gene that determines the tri pattern is a recessive gene so both parents that should carry those genes so that one of their puppies will be tri. In order to be considered a tri-color the dog should have a minimum The same goes for the tricolor’s that should have a minimum proportions because it is not enough to simply have present three different colors.
If we are talking about a coat in concrete within the tricolor group it is nearly impossible because the color combinations are close to infinite as it is present in all of the coats which make it difficult to define this group as its own family. This group is more like the patron of all the colors.
This we would understand that fawn ( a light brown), red ( not the red nose red), or whichever other type of brown tone in respect to the pigmentationwould fit into this category in order to distinguish between fawn and blue fawn. Fawn dogs are common and usually have a black nose with eyes and eyelids very noticeably pigmented. On a few occasions it is easy to see an individual dog (even more in dogs of a strong tone) a type of ‘mascara’ and honey or dark colored eyes.
What Colors can a Tri Color Bully have?
There are a number of different Tri combinations of which we will go through the specifics below.
Black Tri Bully – This is one of the more commonly seen Tri Colors. The Black coloring is often found in the Bully breed so it only requires the addition of the rarer tan gene to produce.
Choco Tri Bully – The Chocolate coloring also referred to as liver is a dilution of the Black gene and is recessive. This leads to this version of the Tri Bully being less common than Black.
Blue Tri Bully – This is the result of a dilution gene which can effect Black and Liver coats. When this dilution gene is present along with a Black coat it results in the Blue (Silver-Grey) coat. Due to the rarity of this gene this a rare in Tri Bullies.
Lilac Tri Bully – This works in the same way as the Blue Tri Bully, the difference is that it dilutes the gene from a Chocolate/Liver Bully. This combination of two rare effects in addition to the Tri color makes this a very unique combination.
Brindle Tri Bully (Trindle) – This is another rare combination this time combining the Brindle stripe pattern with elements of the tan from the Tri Color
Piebald Tri Bully – Another rare combination and it displays in a different way to any other Tri variant. Rather than a tuxedo style pattern there will be spots with 2 different colors.
Ghost Tri Bully – This is another rare pattern which can appear with any color combination. This is where the tan points from the tricolor are diluted in color. This is due to the usually dominant Black allele not being present.
Producing A Tri-color Bully Of The Desired Color
Breeders will carefully match or pair two dogs to get the desired tri-colored coat that they want on a pup. Here are some examples of various pairings and the results.
-A tan and black dog have inherited two copies of the At or tan-point gene from its parents.
-A pup with an At gene who also inherits the Ay gene is buckskinned or red.
-Dogs with a solid black color have inherited the At gene and the A gene that is responsible for the solid black color.
Note that the At gene or tan-point gene is the recessive type of gene. Because of its recessive nature, it remains hidden for several generations in the gene pool and will often unexpectedly pop-up even when a breeder is not breeding a tri-colored dog.
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