Welcome to another week of Siberian Saturday.
Have you ever wondered why most Siberian Huskies have those striking blue eyes?
2 of my huskies have those eyes, and I was interested in learning more about them, so I did some research.
There are some other breeds out there who can have blue eyes, but brown is the most common eye color.
Huskies are very unique when it comes to a lot of things, and eye color is one of them.
Not only can they have these stunning blues, but they can also have brown eyes, or one eye blue and one eye brown,
(also known as "bi eyes") PLUS a husky can have something called parti eye.
Parti eye means that they can have 2 different eye colors in one, or both eyes.
In other words they can have blue eyes, with brown mixed in too.
Mika has bi eyes.
One blue, one brown.
Her eye color is the very first thing I noticed in her, and I instantly fell in love with not just her, but her beautiful eyes.
Heck, her eyes even look good edited with sepia!
Why do most huskies have blue eyes?
This is the most interesting thing.
When you see another breed with blue eyes, it is most likely that they have a lighter fur color.
Or a white mask on their face.
This is due to a certain gene somewhere in that dogs bloodline.
Siberian Huskies are THE ONLY dogs who have a specific gene that causes a loss of pigmentation in the irises but NOT their coats.
This gene allows them to have very pale blue eyes, to a rich dark blue.
This post was part of Ruckus the Eskie's Sepia Saturday blog hop!
And a big furry welcome to Ruckus's new Saturday co host :
Earl and Ethel from Earls World!
I absolutely love this photo of Lexus. I edited a color pop into the sepia version as well.
Thanks for coming by, and see you on Monday!
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