View Full Version : For anyone who has a ruby....

7th February 2007, 09:18 PM
Okay, so Darla has the most beautiful coat. She is a deep solid, but she has a patch of light blond on her chest. Her father and mother were both solid (no white). Will she darken up at all? Or is she going to have a blond chest forever? I was just wondering. It doesn't matter, I was just curious! Thanks!

7th February 2007, 09:32 PM
Lucky still has a white chest, but he also used to have a fairly prominent white stripe down his face and that has become less obvious ...

I don't know the answer, but I think it could become less obvious on the chest too, but probably we both need to wait and see. :flwr:

I'm intersted to know too.

7th February 2007, 10:05 PM
Small amounts of white hair will usually get covered over by the Ruby hairs when they come in longer...but larger patches will be more obvious...

Even if both parents were solid coloured, with no white, if there were any particolours behind them in the pedigree then the white could come from them.

I'm sure you will still love them anyway :flwr: :flwr: :flwr:

7th February 2007, 10:23 PM
absolutely love him anyway!!! :lotsaluv: ... in fact, for me the white is part of the reason I chose Lucky. It looks like he got into a pint of vanilla ice cream and made a little mess on his chin ... :lol:

Actually come to think of it ... he IS that mischievous ...

7th February 2007, 10:28 PM
its unlikely to go completley most white gets smaller with age but depending on how much there is .........

8th February 2007, 01:13 AM
Thanks guys! Darla is the cutest thing I've ever seen, but boy is she bad!!! I've got to learn how to post pictures of the little icon_devil

8th February 2007, 02:20 AM
Do you mean white, or just a paler blondish tone of red? Amber has actual pearl-white on her chin and chest, and a stripe down her face. She also has blondish patches at her shoulders. They're definitely not white- it's more like the colour of her puppy fur. That what you're referring to? I'm assuming that will eventually go.

8th February 2007, 03:16 AM
When Darby was born both his back paws were pure white, now that his slippers are coming in the white is disappearing.

He has a milk chin and I love it, he had this when he was born too.

He did have a white chest and still does, I also think he will always have a touch of white on his chest I remember when I picked Dudley up from the breeders and saw Darby's mom at that time she was just a bit older than Darby is now and she had some white on her chest.

When I picked Darby up and seen Lady all the white was gone but of course so was most of her gorgeous coat too due to giving birth.

Here is a picture of Darby's mom below I believe she was just over a year old in this picture and you can see the white is disappearing.

Darby's Mom


Darby with white feet as a wee baby


Darby at 10 months

Darby at 9 months


I have a picture of my darling Tedbear which is Nicki's Ruby sitting on my sofa table and he is gorgeous. His milk chin and touch of white in his chest add personality and character to who he is.


Stacy if you need help posting a picture of Darla let me know and I will help you.
I would love to see her.

Hope the visual helps.

:D :D :D :D :D

8th February 2007, 03:58 AM
Tibby looks very much like Linda's Darby @ 10 months - except Tibby is about 7 years old. Her white chest was yellow when we got her due to the fact that she had never been out of a crate. But once the stain was gone she has had pretty much the same amount of white since we first got her.

Wallis - who is a blenheim - has a patch on one of her ears that has turned sort of strawberry blonde. I have just assumed that this is because she enjoys herself chasing lizards in the FL sunshine.

8th February 2007, 08:33 AM
Bella is completely Ruby with no white patches anywhere. She does get sandy colored hair in some spots, a dog groomer told us that this is her undercoat growing through, something which is common in dogs that have been spayed/neutered.

8th February 2007, 04:27 PM
Arthur has some white on his chest and chin...but right now has a little blond mohawk!! I love it.

9th February 2007, 03:49 AM
Her's is more of a blond color, not really white. But seriously, she is so cute. She's sitting on my lap right now watching me type. LOL! Ashley, your two look just like my two chasing each other around like nuts!! But mine are running around in snow, and yours in the sand! :cry*ing:

9th February 2007, 05:03 AM
I just have to say this. Every time I see this topic I get excited because I just LOVE rubies - the kind that come in jewelry!! My birthstone so I have a good excuse to buy them and wear them.

Of course I love Tibby too. But say the word "ruby" and I start wondering about which finger I could put it on!

Sharon 7
9th February 2007, 05:55 AM
Sophie looks exactly like Darby (love the name)

They are all so beautiful :)

9th February 2007, 12:17 PM
What do you think if I start a Ruby Photo Thread in the General Gallery, will you all post a picture of your darling babies so we can see them all together in one thread. ???????????????

Post on this thread and let me know, if you would be interested in doing this.

Linda & The Boys

matties mum
9th February 2007, 01:27 PM
Yes I would ----Aileen and the gang(Jazzie---Barney---Sam)

9th February 2007, 01:43 PM
Sydney here,

Sorry but Ruby is a little incapacitated right now so I am writing for her. Its good to see all you ruby owners out there love us so much no matter what we look like or what color we are. Big Cavalier hugs for all of you. My sister Ruby is a true ruby with no white and Mom and Dad absolutely adore her. But then again, Mom and Dad love all Cavaliers. :D She is deep rich red and some hightlights from her undercoat. You wrote that Darla has light colored or blond on her chest. Light colored sandy or blond red indicates undercoat and is normal for a solid ruby. You'll see that color on the top of the chest, around the stomach, and the feet where the topcoat thins out. White hair on the other hand is gene driven and only time will tell whether is goes away or stays. Nicki was right about the pedigree. If any dam or sire in the pedigree was anything other than a ruby, you increase the chance of white or even black appearing in the coat in subsequent generations, although white appears to be dominant. Enough for the science lesson though. All we Cavaliers ask is that you love us no matter what color we are because we sure love you in return. I asked Ruby and she said she would love to see a Ruby Thread in the General Gallery so she can see all her ruby sisters and brothers. But then again, I would like to see a Tri-Color Thread in the General Gallery just for equal time. Please don't leave us tri-colors out.

Sydney in Virginia :paw:

9th February 2007, 01:54 PM
Love the Rubies :D

Our little fellow had a tiny bit of white on his chest when he was a pup, but he has appeared to have lost it with age.

I will post some photos in the gallery.

9th February 2007, 02:21 PM
Okay I am going to start a thread for all four colours, as I love them all.

So regardless of whether you have a puppy or a Adult I am putting the threads in the General Section of the Photo Gallery.

Let's see if we can get everybody to participate.

I think it will be fun. :D :D :D :D :D

9th February 2007, 05:00 PM
Just a tiny bit on his chin, otherwise solid ruby.

9th February 2007, 05:09 PM
Linda - maybe I can make some current pictures and get them posted on the Color Threads. I'll give it a shot!

9th February 2007, 05:11 PM
people don't usually realise you can get ruby cavaliers. They look at my 5 mth pup (who is at the skinny, leggy stage) and ask 'and what breed is he?'

9th February 2007, 05:50 PM
I've heard that many times about both of mine, and especially since there is a major difference in their size. My ruby is 13 pounds, the blenheim is a hog at 34.

Last time we were at the vets a lady who "breeds" cock-a-poos thought that Wallis was a cocker. We were insulted.

9th February 2007, 06:00 PM
Linda - maybe I can make some current pictures and get them posted on the Color Threads. I'll give it a shot!

Get snapping Donna, what are you waiting for.

I was going to post the old pics, but thought you might like to add a few other ones toooooooooooo. ;) ;) ;) ;)

I think it is lovely seeing them all on the same page, I had to hunt for a picture of a Tri. Then I remembered that we were going to buy a Tri about a year ago from my breeder and went into my very very old emails and found the wee fellow.

So everybody is happy. :D :D :D :flwr: :flwr: :flwr:

9th February 2007, 06:36 PM
that's a great idea---i'm all for the colour threads!

indy is a full ruby except when he was a puppy he had the tiniest little speck of white on his forhead when we got him---i used to call it his star. it disappeared completely and then about a month ago i noticed that it is suddenly a little bit visible (maybe only to me because i know it's there). i can see the tiny bits of white peeking through the ruby. i wonder if this happened because of his coat thickening for the winter??? strange....

yes i agree---all rubies should be loved no matter what colour they are :D

i love the little blonde bits on indy's ears and chest...i think of them as his 'highlights' hee hee.


9th February 2007, 08:42 PM
Well Kim, highlights are very fashionable for men right now!! 8)

And it's hard to get pictures of my two - all they want to do is sleep. Tibby had a bath today and she's exhausted. (medicated baths once a week for a while, she's gonna be a total noodle before this is over with!)