Labrador Retriever Questions

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Labrador Retriever Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 4/19/2005
Is it possible to predict the color(s) of lab puppies based upon the color of the parents? Are there any color combinations to avoid when breeding a chocolate lab?

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4/22/05 check out this site Christina
Gun Creek Labradors
5/2/05 Vetgen is a great site for lab color and genetics. Blue knight labradors also has a info. I personally don't have chocolate in my lines so I can't help there. Tracy
Tanava Labradors
5/4/05 Yes, You can come close. You won't be exact, However you need to look at their pedigrees together and not just their parents. When breeding chocolates the only thing you need to remember is to keep the chocolate color strong and not let it break down to the sliver you must breed back to a black at least every 3 or 4 generations. 3 is best. You could contact me with any other questions. Hope this helped you, Karen Karen
Glaser's Labradors
6/28/05 Yes, it's possible to tell. If your dog has been DNA color coat tested you'll know exactly what colors s/he carries. You wouldn't know the exact percentage of each color that would come out - for instance, I have a yellow and black litter here; sire is yellow-factored black, dam is yellow. Theoretically 50% should be yellow, 50% black. Usually more come out black...just the way it is. This particular litter I ended up with 4 blacks and 5 yellows. Claire
Idaho Labradors
7/21/05 Frankly, I've tried out vetgen's, and I believe the one from (Wing-N-Wave Labradors) is much easier to understand and extremely true. I also go back as far as the pedigrees will allow me to do so. This gives a broader picture of your dogs genetic structure. Mike & Laurie
Leaping Water Labradors
11/3/05 Wing N Waves Site Is The Way To Go!Always Breed For Health,Soundness And Temperament First,Color Second. Cathy
Earthsea Labradors