Traditional Tricolor is black, white and tan. The classic beagle look. However, when the puppies are newborn their head and ears will be black, sometimes they will have a tiny bit of tan above the eye and on the jaw. Over time the black will gradually start turning tan, but remember this only applies to their head and ears. If there is any white on them it will always remain white. It takes about a year for it to fully turn tan but you can start to see the progression of the color change before they ever leave here. So, when you see pictures of puppies on my website keep in mind that they will eventually have that classic beagle look that we have all come to know and love.