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What you'll find in Rainbow

Welcome to the world of Havanese colour. Some people refer to me as the "Colour Guru". Flattering as that is, I must dispel the notion. I don't have all the answers; I am simply a breed fancier with an insatiable appetite for information. I must admit though, that Havanese colours and the genetics behind them intrigue me above all. Every effort is made to ensure that information on Rainbow is complete, accurate, and up to date with current knowledge. Many links to/from this site provide an easy-to-navigate network of information about Havanese. These are links only and are not an endorsement, recommendation or referral of any particular breeder. Information may be copied for personal use or reference only; it may not be reprinted for commercial distribution or copied into any publication or website without permission. Ask before you borrow. Enjoy!

BASIC NAVIGATION

  • HOME PAGE - Rainbow home page
  • SITE INDEX - What's inside
  • WHAT'S NEW? - The site's latest additions
  • CONTACT US - Send comments or questions
  • LINKS - Other useful colour sites
  • PHOTOS NEEDED - Send us your photos

    COLOUR STUDY

  • DEFINITIONS 1 - Clear colours (light)
  • DEFINITIONS 2 - Dark colours
  • DEFINITIONS 3 - Patterns (light/dark)
  • DEFINITIONS 4 - White markings
  • DEFINITIONS 5 - Colour dilution
  • DEFINITIONS 6 - Colour modifiers
  • DEFINITIONS 7 - Nose pigment
  • DEFINITIONS 8 - Eye colour
  • DEFINITIONS 9 - Colour of nails and pads
  • POINTS OF CONFUSION

  • Points of Confusion 1 - Sable vs Brindle
  • Points of Confusion 2 - Point patterns
  • Points of Confusion 3 - Silver vs. Blue
  • Points of Confusion 4 - Charcoal vs. Silver
  • Points of Confusion 5 - Havana brown vs. Chocolate
  • Points of Confusion 6 - Other colours with liver pigment
  • Points of Confusion 7 - Fawn
  • GENETICS

  • Colour Genetics - Basics
  • A Look at the genes - A, B, C, D, E, G, K, S, T, and V.
  • Colour Genetics - Colour Inheritance summary
  • Colour Genetics - Cue card

  • PHOTO GALLERIES

  • Gallery 1 - White, Cream, Champagne, Gold, and Red
  • Gallery 2 - Sable
  • Gallery 3 - Silver, Charcoal, and Black
  • Gallery 4 - Black&Tan, Point patterns, and Tricolour
  • Gallery 5 - Piebald, Parti Colour, and Irish Pied
  • Gallery 6 - Belton
  • Gallery 7 - Brindle
  • Gallery 8 - Havana brown
  • Gallery 9 - Chocolate
  • Gallery 10 - Chocolate patterns
  • Gallery 11 - Dilute colours (Blue and Dilute Chocolate)
  • MORE GALLERIES

  • Gallery 12 - Sable development
  • Gallery 13 - Coat Types
  • Gallery 14 - Colour changes: Before and After
  • Gallery 15 - Colour changes: more Before and After
  • Gallery 16 - Colour changes: more Before and After
  • COLOUR AND REGISTRATION

  • Registration basics
  • CKC registration
  • AKC registration
  • Country differences
  • Colour trends
  • What if the colour changes?
  • TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

  • Quiz 1 - What colour is it?
  • Quiz 2 - Sample litter