Collie Color Chart

Parents Progeny
 Sable & White  Sable & White  Sable & White 100%
 Sable & White  Dark Sable & White  Sable & White 50%  Dark Sable & White 50%
 Dark Sable & White  Dark Sable & White  Dark Sable & White 50%  Sable & White 25%  Tri-Color 25%
 Sable & White  Tri-Color  Dark Sable & White 100%
 Dark Sable & White  Tri-Color  Dark Sable & White 50%  Tri-Color 50%


Parents Progeny
 Sable & White
Blue Merle
 Sable Merle 50%  Dark Sable
& White 50%
 Dark Sable & White  Blue Merle  Dark Sable
& White 50%
 Sable Merle 25%
Blue Merle 25%
 Tri-Color 25%
 Sable & White  Sable Merle  Sable & White 50%  Sable Merle 50%
 Sable & White  Sable Merle  Sable Merle 25%  Sable Merle 25%  Sable & White 25%  Dark Sable
& White 25%
 Dark Sable & White  Sable Merle  Sable Merle 25%  Sable Merle 25%  Sable & White 25%  Dark Sable
& White 25%
 Dark Sable & White  Sable Merle  Sable Merle 12.5%  Sable Merle 25%  Tri-Color 12.5%
 Sable & White 12.5%  Dark Sable
& White 25%
 Blue Merle 12.5%

Parents Progeny
 Tri-Color  Tri-Color  Tri-Color 100%
 Tri-Color  Blue Merle  Blue Merle 50%  Tri-Color 50%

Parents Progeny
 Tri-Color  Sable Merle  Sable Merle 50%  Dark Sable & White 50%
 Tri-Color  Dark Sable & White  Sable Merle 25%  Dark Sable & White 25%  Tri-Color 25%  Blue Merle 25%
 Blue Merle  Blue Merle  White Merle
& Blue Merle 25%
 Tri-Color 25%  Blue Merle 50%
 Sable Merle  Sable Merle
White Merle
& Sable 25%
 Sable Merle 25%  Sable & White 25%
 Sable Merle  Dark Sable Merle  White Merle
& Dark Merle 12.5%
 White Merle
& Blue Merle 6.25%
 White Merle Sable 6.25%
 Dark Sable Merle 25%  Sable Merle 12.5%  Blue Merle 12.5%
 Tri-Color 6.25%  Sable & White 6.25%  Dark Sable & White 12.5%
 Sable Merle  Blue Merle  White Merle
& Dark Merle 25%
 Dark Sable Merle 50%  Dark Sable & White 25%
 Dark Sable Merle  Blue Merle  White Merle
& Dark Merle 12.5%
 White Merle
& Blue Merle 12.5%
 Tri-Color 12.5%
 Dark Sable Merle 25%  Dark Sable & White 12.5%  Blue Merle 25%

Parents Progeny
 White Tri-Factor  White Tri-Factor  White Tri-Factor 50%
 Sable White Factor  Sable White Factor  White Tri-Factor 25%  Sable White Factor 50%  Sable White 25%
 Tri-White Factor  White Tri-Factor  White Tri-Factor 50%  Tri-White Factor 50%
 White Tri-Factor  Sable White  Dark Sable White Factor 100%
 Tri-White Factor  Sable White  Dark Sable White Factor 50%  Dark Sable & WHite 50%
 Dark Sable & White  Dark Sable & White  Dark Sable & White 100%

The lighter highlighed colour com/binations are not allowed in Switzerland.

Merle x merle breeding produces the so-called double-merles or white-merles, they may be defective in hearing and/or vision.

Sable-merles or darksable-merles can sometimes be very difficult to identify, usually the merling can be seen on puppies only. A knowledge of the parents genytypes is required. To avoid a sable-merle x sable-merle mating, thie breeding of sable-merles is not allowed as well. 

White Collies are 90-99 percent all white and are homozygous for the white factor. The head of the White Collie is coloured according to its genotype (sable, tricolour, blue-merle). As the collie is a British breed, England is responsible for Collie standard. In the actual standard, the colour white is not a recognised Collie colour and may lead to a disqualification on shows and selections. In the USA the White Collie is permitted to be exhibited, the colour white is an additional colour in the US standard.

The White Collie is a healthy dog as sable and tricolours, and is on its way to win more and more popularity in Europe. The White Collie has noting to do with a double-merle which may be defective.