Beautiful Pups! Hope they all turn out healthy and no problems! I had an Australian Shepherd as a kid, and think they are great dogs, and would love to have one again when I have the room and ability to. Huny- merle is the color of the dog, has nothing to do with the eyes. Many merles do have blue eyes, but it just refers to the color. Merle to merle breeding is not good because it can result in deaf/blind dogs. I bet your pup is very pretty!