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Will my Kai-Ken (Toru-Inu) become a brindle?

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I have recently purchased a Kai-Ken cross Aidi puppy (She is too young to take home as of yet as she is only 3 weeks old and i only have a very young puppy photo of her until this Friday so unfortunately can not provide photographs just yet)

Her mother was a black (Kuro-Tora) Kai-Ken, the father was a pure white Aidi.
My puppy is all black except a white patch on her chest and just under her chin.

Now i know Kai puppies are born a solid color and their brindle markings develop as they age, sometimes taking as long as five years before fully showing. Would there be a chance of her black becoming brindle as she is a mix or would she most likely stay black?

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Oh what an interesting mix? May I ask where you purchased such an amazing sounding pup?

The white spots are related to the Kai side. Does your Kai currently have any brindle showing? You would see some blond in the black?
I could see my Kais brindle coming through in his 5 week pictures. He is a Kurotora and has two white spots, one on his neck and one on his chest. This is a common trait.

Kais can change their brindle over the first few years, but from what I've seen in my two it's very subtle. My male is 28 months and has had some minor changes over the past six months, a few more blonde hairs on the face and extremities. His tail is also turning red. This has happened in the past two weeks.

My female's red stripes/undertones turned white in the past year. She will be 3 in November.

Kais are amazing dogs and are very rare outside of Japan. Are you sure your dog is half Kai? Was this an intentional mixing of two breeds? I hope you don't mind me asking, I'm a very nosey person. :)
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