Red Tri With Dual Blue Eyes

by Cindy Thompson
(Fairfield, Texas)

picture at 3 weeks.

picture at 3 weeks.

Hi, I have a medium red tri puppy that is 5 weeks. At this time both of his eyes are blue. Is this unusual? I have raised Aussies for several years and this is the first red tri with blue eyes I have had. His mom is a black tri and his dad is a blue merle with one blue eye and one brown. This is the second litter out of these two dogs and we have had 8 merles and 5 tri's. 7 of the merles have both blue eyes and the other merle has real light hazel eyes. I am trying to find out if the blue eyes make this puppy something special or if this is an ordinary occurrence. My Aussies are standard size and AKC registered.

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blue eyes
by: Gayle-- Big Run Aussies

At 5 weeks it is difficult to say if the eyes will stay blue. Sometimes reds have very light eyes that are blue at an early age and then turn light green and then usually a light amber yellow. Time will tell if the eyes are truly blue. Any solid color with blue eyes is pretty rare. After 18 years of breeding I have never had a solid with blue eyes.

Red tri w blue eyes
by: Anne

Hi, Wait a couple of more weeks and see what color they are, I have a good feeling they will change color to amber. If they don't please e-mail me because if they are truly blue than there is something you need to check for.
If you have any more questions please contact me

Anne Calmes
Gold Ring Aussies

Dual Blue Eyes
by: Nonnie

We got our Aussies from a breeder in Winona, Texas, close to
Tyler. She is listed on this site in the Mini Aussie directory. Her name is Leslie Packham under Southern Star Mini Aussies. She could probably answer your question or know someone who can.

Your baby is beautiful - good luck!

Blue eyed red tri.
by: Anonymous

Hi I am interested him. Can you please email me at Thank you!

Tri with Blue Eyes
by: Anonymous

Please call me regarding the red tri with blue eyes
I am interesting in possibly purchasing him.
Thanks so much!

There are two blue eyed genes in that goes with the merle and a different one that goes with the tri's and bi's

Have your dogs had their HSF4 testing?



Yes a red tri can have 2 blue eyes-RARE
by: Penny

If you have a red tri pup with 2 blue eyes then you are in luck as it is fairly rare. If you look at their iris's at this age & they are a muddy brown then they will turn turquoise then end up amber/whiskey colored. If the pupil is black then their is a very good chance that they will stay blue. I know that their are quite a few standard aussie breeders who believe that the mini is not an aussie, but if you go to my website- - I have 2 double blue eyed red tri males on my male page & both have the ice blue ghost eye.

Blue Eyed Red Tri
by: Roo Milburn

My red tri had the bluest of blue eyes as a pup. by the time he was 4 months old they were the most beautiful sea aqua colour. Now at 5.5 months they are a soft creamy green and becoming more pale amber every day. My vet who has bred Aussies says that his eyes will remain pale, but will be a greeny amber colour when he matures, which seems right considering the changes we have seen already.

Red Tri mini with Ghost eyes
by: Dave in Benicia

I have an AKC Red Tri with light blue eyes she is approx 1.5 years old.
Bundle of energy and well loved.

Red tri with blue eyes at 5 weeks
by: Anonymous

I have a red tri female with two blue eyes she is beautiful but not for sale

red tri eye changing colous
by: Kim

Hi there! I have a red tri Australian shepherd that is now 8 months old. She had blue eyes until she was about 8 weeks old and then it changed to green for a few months and now they are a cool amber colour. My breeder said that blue eyes usually doesn't stay in a red tri and that they usually change as they grow older. I have really loved how her eyes have changed colours over the past couple of months!!

Red tri blue/ marbled eyes
by: John S.

"JAKE " is a red tri and been with me from eight weeks to nine years. Both eyes are beautiful blue or marbled as one might refer and I definitely think those eyes that are what drew me to him. His right eye has a touch of brown between twelve and one o clock. He has blood lines and registration a mile long but one black day in our lives is when I let a lady vet talk me into neutering jake because she thought that he might get cancer. Shame on her, shame on me. I definitely would consider another buddy to keep jake and I company. Jnsinsman@ Located in Mo.

Little Lucy blue eyes
by: Anonymous

I have a nine month old dark red tri female that has two blue, blue eyes. Her father was a black tri that threw two blue eyes 90% of the time.

Blue eyed tri reds
by: Dave in Benicia

Mine has the light blue or what are called "ghost eyes"
The pupils glow a pink color in the dark.
This is because they are albino eyes.
Her father is a tri red with gold eyes and her mother a grey Merle with marbled blue.

I have yet to see another like her, even in pictures!
These are very rare from what I am told.
I had the tail left on as she is a pet and not working.

Blue eyes
by: john sitton

My blue eyed sweetheart is red with white markings on face, breast, and about five white hairs in middle of her back. She came to me out of Ok. And I see no change from eight weeks to now and yes, I love both blue eyes.

Puppy available?
by: Vicky I

Hi! Is your Red Tri male still available? If so, please let me know the cost and when it’s available. Thanks!
Vicky Irvine

Looking for Red Tri female pup

Hoping to find a Red Tri female pup in Idaho, OR, WA or Utah. We live in Caldwell, ID. Please contact, as we've fallen in love with mini-Aussies and would like to purchase a female!

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