Labrador Retriever Questions

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Labrador Retriever Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 3/4/2005
I once heard that a "true" pedigree of labs has never been intermixed with another color. Black has always been mated with black and so on. Is this true?

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3/29/05 I don't think that is what you were asking, is it? The way I took the question was breeding the other colors out of the pedigree. I don't believe they were ever split like that in the begining. It is done quite often now though. I know that when you breed out a color, it must remain out yet you can still get generation kick in. For instance; You have every dog in a 4 generation pedigree the same color. you can breed out the Chocolate but must always go back to a black after the 4th gen. You will start to have the new "silver" if you don't. Choc. will lose their color pigment when not re-bred to the black. Yellows can also be focused the same way yet they will get whiter when not re-bred. Can even lose their black pigment nose, eye rims. Blacks can be. Blacks usually carry the recessive's through-out the generations, and can have kick in occationally Karen
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