Fawn (colour)

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Common connotations
Dog coat
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#E5AA70
sRGBB  (rgb)(229, 170, 112)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 26, 51, 10)
HSV       (h, s, v)(30°, 51%, 90%)
ISCC–NBS descriptorModerate orange yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
A fawn Great Dane.

Fawn is a light yellowish tan color. It is usually used in reference to clothing, soft furnishings and bedding, as well as to a dog's coat color. It occurs in varying shades, ranging between pale tan to pale fawn to dark deer-red. The first recorded use of fawn as a colour name in English was in 1789.[1]

Fawn in dog breeds[edit]

The fawn coat color is found in many breeds, such as Boxers, Great Danes, and Pugs. Genetically, in most cases the color is due to the recessive ay gene at the Agouti locus.[2] Some breeds, such as Chows and Doberman Pinschers use the term "fawn" to describe a red dog (at the Eumelanin locus) that carries a copy of the dilution gene; in Dobermans this color is more commonly called "Isabella".

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  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 195; Color Sample of Fawn: Page 51 Plate 14 Color Sample A7
  2. ^ Schmutz, Shelia. "Agouti and its Interactions in Dogs". Retrieved 2013-10-09.


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