The Confetti Coloration
This is the merle gene, called a confetti in our breed. This is a fun pattern that appears spotted in varying degrees. The merle gene dilutes random sections of the coat to a lighter colour, leaving patches of the original color remaining. The patches can be any size and can be located anywhere, unlike the patches on a piebald dog (which are generally confined to the body and head). The edges of the patches can appear jagged and undefined. Only 25% of the puppies in a Confetti-bred litter will have this marking. The gene can be combined with other patterns, such as; parti-color, bi-color, phantom, Irish Piebald, or solid. In order for this gene to appear in a litter, one parent must be a Confetti. It is one of our rarest patterns.