We have decided to work on developing the Opal color for English Spots with a small group of friends. Opals are a naturally occurring color in English Spots. They pop up in gray litters when both parents carry blue/dilute. Essentially, they are a blue gray. The gray standard calls for a color unique to the English Spot. It combines a dark slate undercolor on the body markings, a hint of definition in the neck and head markings, and have three distinct colored hairshafts. The hairshafts of a gray are solid black, black with a narrow tan tip, and black with a narrow tan band near the tip. Grays should not have ring color or a band when you blow into the fur. Opals will require these distinct hairshafts, but they will be blue instead of black.
Halsey's Olive. Lighter marked doe, but has a nice clean head. Should pair well with Ozzy.