Corgis-- they come in many different colors! Pembroke Welsh Corgis (PWCs) can be red, sable, red-headed tricolor (RHT), or black-headed tricolor (BHT). There is even more color variation with Cardigan Welsh Corgis, which are actually an entirely different breed.
I am a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. My official color is "sable with white markings." But neither of my parents are the same exact color I am. Mahm is very fascinated with corgi genetics and did some research to learn more about how I came to be the color I am.
The photo above shows my corgi mom Lily on the left, and my maternal corgi grandma Lena on the right. I'm the smol pupper in the middle! Clearly the black-headed tricolor genes run strong on the maternal side of my family. BHT is the least common and most recessive combination in PWCs.
My dad, Colby, is a sable. However, he doesn't have the sable widow's peak like I have on my face. He has some black tipped fur on his back, but looks very red. This makes Mahm think that he is either pure for sable or a RHT-factored sable. I am a BHT-factored sable since I have the widow's peak and more black fur on my body. Here is a really neat "Corgi Coat Inheritance" website that explains corgi genetic science and has a big chart that shows all of the possible combinations!
The photo above shows my corgi mom & dad and me when I was a newborn! Wasn't I such a little snuggly potato? Two of my littermate sisters are also sable (but lighter than me) and one is a RHT. All corgis are beautiful and their genetics are so fascinating! Here's another photo of my mom and me the night I was born. I was so tiny--but already handsome! One of Mahm's favorite things to see was how my coloring and markings changed as I grew up--in addition to my personality, of course! ;)