Dove sable (d-sa)

Ay/* B/* D/* p/p U

"Like sable, but with the top colour to be a soft dove grey, shading into fawn belly. Eye pink."

Breeding information below the pictures.

Rapunzel's LHS dove sable
b., o. & pic: Anniina Tuura

SHS dove sable Noddyn Mera
b.& o.: Satu Karhumaa, pic: Arttu Väisälä

Quick Look

Dove sable is the pink-eyed version of sable (p/p, instead of P/*). The pink eyed dilution doesn't that much dilute red pigment, which makes the dove sable has red parts as red as the sable has. The back, however, is quite a different thing altogether. Where the sable has "black cut into dark sepia" as the colour of shading, the dove sable has a somewhat diluted dove.

Dove sables can have quite light shadings, but not necessarily so. Doves and dove tans have a wide variety of depth in colour and by using the darkest specimens available, it is possible to get shadings matching the colour of dove (tan).