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Old 09-10-2007, 01:11 AM   #1
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Exclamation Silver/grey labs

I heared of this before about some labs being born sliver/grey in color, that this is a mutation and not natural. They being called a freak or not show worthy, shouldnt they be shown worthy they are purebred after all. I don't understand why some breeds are so color limited. Isn't all colors of all breedfiles not allowed to be show worthy or can't be show dogs because of these faults? I just don't find it fair, a dog is a dog is a dog, they have the right to be showed or be treated equal don't they, if it's prove they are from purebred parents? I like how there is many colors of dogs, some breeds were bred not to have so many colors. What's wrong with a new color labador, I know this kind of a question is not new nor is it the last it will be spoken somewhere in the world. I think labadors are way to common and over bred. I would love to own a rare colored dog then a overly common dog. I went yard saling with my mom, and every yard sale that day I kid you not had labadors, all of them, was a really werid they didn't even know of each other, just odd. I would love to know your views, am I to kind hearted to have equal rights for the dogs ? Are they really that bad? They still will be your good dog.



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Old 09-10-2007, 09:32 AM   #2
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I have no idea about the labs you mentionaed but,(and i may have this wrong) i think that some are colour limited (ie white) as they can and usually are deaf/ blind.

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There are many breeds of dogs who produce offspring of a color not accepted for championship status.
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I don't think it is a mutation so much as it is the "wrong" color. Technically it is a "dilution of the chocolate gene".
http://www.blueknightlabs.com/color/coatcolor.html
Some people find the silver labs desirable because they are striking, but since the color is not allowed and it considered a fault, no they cannot be shown.
http://www.silverlabs.com/controversy.htm
Here is some nice info on the effect of the color genes:
http://users.tpg.com.au/choclab/cci/cci.htm
Here are a couple of charts that show the effect of breeding the different colors to each other.
http://www.members.tripod.com/~beulahland/coatcolor.htm
And yes, they still can be great dogs. It is just that the breeders of show dogs want to prove that they have been keeping track of the dogs and the colors and have not been mixing. If you want a rare dog, maybe a purebred is not the place to start. My dog is so exotic we don't even know what he is! He is one of a kind. And I got him from the pound and he is a great dog!
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I heared of this before about some labs being born sliver/grey in color, that this is a mutation and not natural. They being called a freak or not show worthy, shouldnt they be shown worthy they are purebred after all. I don't understand why some breeds are so color limited. Isn't all colors of all breedfiles not allowed to be show worthy or can't be show dogs because of these faults? I just don't find it fair, a dog is a dog is a dog, they have the right to be showed or be treated equal don't they, if it's prove they are from purebred parents? I like how there is many colors of dogs, some breeds were bred not to have so many colors. What's wrong with a new color labador, I know this kind of a question is not new nor is it the last it will be spoken somewhere in the world. I think labadors are way to common and over bred. I would love to own a rare colored dog then a overly common dog. I went yard saling with my mom, and every yard sale that day I kid you not had labadors, all of them, was a really werid they didn't even know of each other, just odd. I would love to know your views, am I to kind hearted to have equal rights for the dogs ? Are they really that bad? They still will be your good dog.






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Perhaps this will help you to understand better;http://www.geocities.com/silverlabs1/
if you read all of the information provided.
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I've heard about silver Labs before. Genes are very interesting, aren't they?
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I've heard about silver Labs before. Genes are very interesting, aren't they?
If you look at some of the websites breeding silver labs, you can clearly see that there is quite a bit of weimeraner mixed in there.
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If you look at some of the websites breeding silver labs, you can clearly see that there is quite a bit of weimeraner mixed in there.
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Oh yeah you can see the Weim without a doubt!
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i feel very strongly about this color issue with labs...i feel it to be a mutation, even though thats not the correct word that should be used for them.
Labs come in Black, Yellow and Chocolate...no more! there is varience in colors such as fox red all the way to polar white but silver is a little stretch in the color variation.
To many lab owners who are "old school" so to speak, and me as well, feel very strongly as this silver lab thing is just another "designer" dog trying to make a name for itself.
I dont like them, and probably never will.
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