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Maisie MaeWest the Essex Girl
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Member PageMember Page April 19 at 09:50
I ve got a black Belly!!!

Can Anybody give me some Help, Advice, or Reason, why my belly turns a different colour?
My DAD gave me a Bath last night, and after when I was laying down being dried, he noticed that my belly was gradually turning from a nice pink, to mottley black, This is not the first time it has happened! Most times its Pink, then every once in a while it goes dark, anybody know why? I know its got something to do with pigmentation, but WHY
Love Maisie XXX

Lynda and the Minkies
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Member PageMember Page April 19 at 12:49
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Don't know why but the Minkies have always had black bellies. They have lots of big black patches under their fur you see when they're wet too on the pink skin on their backs.
XXX.
sylvia,finn and elliot
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Member PageMember Page April 19 at 13:05
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Don't know why but Finn has a lot of black, Elliot is pink like the Easter bunny,haha!
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Eric and gremmie and Emma
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Member PageMember Page April 19 at 16:09
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GOSH!!!!Maisie maybe you have been spending too much time with that GOLLY....HA HA HA ...And its rubbed off..HEE HEE HEE.
Love and kisses to you and mommy and daddy xxxxxxxx
The Oregon Girlies...
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Member PageMember Page April 19 at 17:38
Re: I ve got a black Belly!!! Reply to this Message

Wow Maise, Maybe you have Cameleon blood..We are always nice and pink. Daisy is a bit darker so we can see spots when she's wet too, She has a nice white bib under her chin. We hope you can find an answer to this puzzlement.
xxxDaisy, Sissy, and BeeGee

Maisie MaeWest the Essex Girl
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Member PageMember Page April 19 at 20:42
Re: I ve got a black Belly!!! Reply to this Message

Do You think there might be Chameleon in the breed? I know that Misty has got a long tongue, Is that anything as well?
Love Maisie XX Tee-Hee

Misty
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Member PageMember Page April 20 at 13:42
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Mum thinks my tongue is hilarious lol......catch the contest Easter Monday.
Love Misty xx
Ps I got a pink belly hehe
Kenzie
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Member PageMember Page April 20 at 04:32
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Not really sure why Maisie but my Mum thinks it might be the sun. I have a pink belly and ears and in the summer they turn dark grey. mine is just turning now with our recent "heatwave". If you find out a real reason let me know?

Kenzie
Stuart and Eddie and Mom
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Member PageMember Page April 22 at 11:15
Re: I ve got a black Belly!!! Reply to this Message

Stuart also is blackish. He definitely is more black in the summertime, and when his allergies are bad. I have heard two stories. The breed standards say that Westies have black skin, and it is preffered, but I have also heard, and from presonal experience believe, that black skin is related to allergies. It would be interesting to take a poll on this.....I think I will do that on the other board....

Maisie MaeWest the Essex Girl
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Member PageMember Page April 26 at 20:13
Re: I ve got a black Belly!!! Reply to this Message

When you finally get the results analysed it would be interesting to know the results, It would appear from posts that skin colour though does not seem to play a major role in allergy disposition.
I personally think its due to outside influences of diet, airborne dusts and pollens, and other chemicals possibly, with various forms of mites and insects like fleas, ticks, etc.
Maisie DAD, Still dont understand why her skin colour changes though!
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