Another photograph of Khan of Ghazni the one usually
shown in the breed books
Khan Of Ghazni and Malik Of Ghazni in Kabul |
Photograph taken in 1925 before he was
imported to the UK, Photo published
by Mary Amps in an article in 1932, he indeed
appears to be light (gold/fawn) in colour.
However, the photograph above this one of
Khan published by Mrs Amps in
him to be a much darker colour, possibly black
or even a blue? A third phtograph (published
in the breed books) shows Khan as a light
coloured dog, perhaps a deeper fawn/gold
than the above, but nonetheless light coloured.
It is possible of course that Mrs Amps and
her Publisher mixed up photographs?, Mrs
Amps is so specific about the photo (she
wrote "Khan of Ghazni looking down on the
Dal Lake in Kashmir with its floating gardens")
so such a mixup seems unlikely. Another
option is that Khan started out predominently
fawn/gold but with blue in his coat as well,
and his colour darkened with age. Khan
was known to be a carrier of the blue gene,
so it's possible he had blue in his coat as
a youngster that came to the fore as he
matured? A bit of a puzzle, and we're not
sure we have an answer.
Malik Of Ghazni is not found in KC
registrations and our understanding is that
he was unregistered with date of birth
unknown, colour unknown, breeder unknown.
(All we know because we have the
photograph above), is that he existed as
a young adult in Kabul in 1925 and looks
most likely to be of a fawn/gold colour.