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BYC – Black Yellow and Chocolate Breeder

Dilute Breeder – Someone who breeds Labradors with the d gene, which dilutes the primary colors of Black Yellow and Chocolate into Charcoal, Champagne, and Silver Labradors.

There are two defined historical narratives surrounding the dilute Labrador neither which can be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, we have only historic testimony to glean from. Therefore it comes down to which side do you believe, or does it?

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Two History’s One Conclusion – Silver Labs

Two History’s One Conclusion – Silver Labs

Defining Terms: BYC – Black Yellow and Chocolate Breeder Dilute Breeder – Someone who breeds Labradors with the d gene, which dilutes the primary colors of Black Yellow and Chocolate into Charcoal, Champagne, and Silver Labradors. There are two defined historical...

The Charcoal Labrador

The Charcoal Labrador

Please see also this brilliant article written by Shannon Cutts We believe when independent authors are recognizing the color this is a further demonstration to the Labrador color bigots that these colors are true to form and it demonstrates their legitimacy as...

Silver Labs by Amy Dahl – coAuthor of the 10 Min Retriever

Silver Labs by Amy Dahl – coAuthor of the 10 Min Retriever

Silver Labs - By Amy Dahl, Professional Retriever Trainer and coauthor of “The 10-Minute Retriever” …A couple of years ago I wrote an article on color genetics including mismarks, and as part of the research I spoke with Dr. Mark Neff at UC Berkeley, * one of the...