one color to the next in the evolution to parchment or lavender. :+) I had a group of pups that they looked 'mottled' as puppies. You would have called them 'dappled' but this told me they would most definitely be a very light shade of the chocolate gene. For a while, they reminded me of 'old cheese' (you know how cheese gets kind of green mottling as it gets old).
As I said before, a sable must have TWO colors on the hair strand AS A PUPPY. You won't find two colors as they age because coat clipping takes the tips off.
Many times the color change begins around the eyes (looking like a mask!); inside the front legs; middle of the tail; along the edges of the hind legs and edges of the flank. All of this keeps spreading until it is complete around 2 + years old.
Have never seen one like this before! One week old - looks chocolate: Two weeks old: Three weeks old - coat starting to have "red" hue: Four weeks old - starting to lighten around the eyes: Five... more
thanks to Ivy Hill Labradoodles beautiful dogs ~ http://www.givskov.it/Diverse/AnneGrete/Ivyhill%20-%2029082009/www.ivyhilllabradoodles.com/pascal.html Scroll down and notice the picture of him when... more
I read of cafe', parchment or lavender being 'rare' colors. What is rare is solid CHOCOLATE! Because most of our AL lines have creams, apricots, reds, whites, silvers all mixed in, the dilution genes ... more
I have had a girl in each of my last two litters start this sable transformation and it seemed to happen around 3-6 weeks. Both were chocolates at birth and then hair started growing much lighter.... more
very much she will be a sable. The best way to identify a sable is when they have some length to their hair, pull one out and look with a magnifying glass with the hair on a white background. If the... more
This is a girl from a litter last year. I looked back at her pictures and at 4 weeks she was still chocolate...is this not a sable? She has some light phantom coloration to on her legs and light... more
No, she is simply doing the changeover from Joyce of Annabelle Doodles,Sat Jun 16 12:42