That was a lovely analogy
Yeah, the brindle is not as noticeable as it is on the attached pic. From afar it looks like a black that has sun bleaching. I've seen pictures of silver/white brindles and again it's not too noticeable from afar.
I don't really like the sort of off yellow color mixed with brown most sables seem to have.
Not to mention how really unpredictable the coat is. You never really know what colors and patterns your going to end up with.
Though I have to admit that the sable in the pictures Fluffyspoos has provided looks very cool and interesting. That's a sable I wouldn't mind owning.