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Old 03-03-2012, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What color is your Maltese?

I thought Maltese only come in white. What I did not know is how many different shades of white exist. All three of mine are different colors. Rose is a bright white, but her coat has a pearly appearance to it. It is very pretty..Lily is vanilla. She was very buff as a baby and has gotten lighter, but she is not what I would call truly white. Baby Eva is a very stark, even, what-I-would-call "bunny" white. Weird, huh?!
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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MiMi is what I call "winter white" (remember that?) and when she is wet you can see streaks that have a pinkish cast. She had a lot of buff as a puppy.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Pearl is sooo white that people actually mention how white she is to me, even her groomer tells me she's stark white. When she gets wet in any way those parts turn quite yellow. I like to adorn her in black accessories


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Old 03-03-2012, 10:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Bailey still has his puppy coat so I'm not sure what he'll end up with, but I'd call him "winter white" also. Lady was the exact same color.

When Bailey is freshly bathed, his hair looks like it has glitter in it. It's very sparkly!
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My Leo is white, but with still some Lemon on his ears and a spot of lemon on his back. I would say Leo is pearl white?

Mia is Curly white is that a color

And Ana is pure white.

You know, all of us, I think were taking about lemon ears, or buff ears. And I was saying when Leo was a pup, awwwwwwwwww I don't even know how to describe, the precious face with the extreme buff ears. But I had said they had faded. Which they did, but I just noticed today (I guess after our talk), that he still has lemon/buff there. Oh I do love it on him so much.

You have to see me typing and turning to look at each baby LOL.

Actually, I really have no idea . Mia and Leo are closer in color, but Ana is pure white. (I just had to look around again, thankfully they are all laying right near me
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Zooey is "ice white." When she's clean anyway!

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Old 03-03-2012, 11:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Bella is only 8 months old, so I don't know if this will change, but she is a milky, candelight white color. She has touches of lemon too. I love the hint of color....it adds to her many, many charms. ♥

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Old 03-03-2012, 11:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Dusty is brilliant white, and Jasper is a buff or vanilla.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Maisie's color changes during the month . When she comes back from the groomer she is very white and just gorgeous, then after going out she gradually turns to white, whitish cream, cream to dirty to right into the bath. Wish she could stay clean but she is a tomboy outside and loves to romp and play and get all messed up.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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April -- I agree. There seems to be as many shades of Maltese white as there are paint colors of white.

Tilly is the whitest of whites. I would say that Lacie is more of a vanilla white and Secret's coat is very white, but her pigment is soooooo dark on her skin that she sometimes appears to be a gray-white.
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