The three pied merle girlies have little k-factors and therefore show little white, a typical sign for little k-factors are the headspots.
In Merle this is wanted (at least by me ;-), since Merle Piebalds with many k-factors are too light very often.
The darkest girl is the best, they should have equal amounts of black & grey & white.
The type of recessive Merle Piebalds needs a lot of improvement, but this is what makes breeding exiting for me.
Kind regards, Roland
Chilloutarea Mousery - Tricolor , Splashed , Merle , Recessive Red
I've had meeces with coats that look a lot like these guys. I've often wondered about the origins of merle. I had coats like these show up in several splashed/tri litters in recessive yellow, chocolate, and black. The first time was when I crossed brindled with splashed.
I've read what I could find on the subject; still wondering.