While brown animals resemble other colors, they have a specific genetic makeup. Seal browns are essentially another expression of the Agouti gene on a black base coat. The only physical way to tell the difference – a seal brown animal will possess lighter hair on their soft spots (muzzle, flank, etc.).
Of all of the modifiers that affect body hair, this one has perhaps the most limited color range. While they can vary a little, they tend to look very similar to one another. Below is a comparison of two animals that are similar in colour, but totally different genetically.
White Patterns on Seal Bay Coats
Seal brown animals can be affected by all white patterns & their coloring actually creates lovely colorful spotted animals.