Will A Black Lab Female And A Yellow Male Produce Chocolate Puppies?


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helen baillie-gutteridge Profile
Chocolate is a recessive colour and will only appear if both parents carry the gene. Black or yellow are the usual colours. Chocolate Labradors are the same breed, just a less usual colour.
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Anonymous answered
My black lab came from a red fox father and choc lab cross brown collie mother - he is pure black with a couple of white hairs on his chest - in fact all ten pups in the litter were black. Not a sign of the collie in him apart from the fact that he jumps through windows like a kangaroo.
jayne conway Profile
jayne conway answered
Well Said Peach bug. Dog genetics are not like mixing paint colors!!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
No. You could breed two yellow labs and end up with eight black labs.
heather yaneris Profile
heather yaneris answered
Maybe there is no telling knowing that they are mixing w/their pure breed but more than likely they will!!!
Jameelah Barnard Profile
There is a possibility but they are usually black and whit some times they can be all white or all black. I wouldn't be surprised.
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Anonymous answered
Yes they can. I had a female yellow and a male chocolate and she had all black and chocolate puppies, not one yellow.
~ Kelly ~ Profile
~ Kelly ~ answered
No because chocolate is a recessive color and will only appear if both parents carry the gene.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It is not always the way its 50/50 you have more chance if they have chocolate in their line (ie) brother,sisters,grand parents
Phoebe MadHat Profile
Phoebe MadHat answered
Um...I'm afraid genetics don't always work like that. While I'm not an expert on doggie genes, they will most likely produce one or the other, or even a mixed fur type, meaning black and yellow hairs or patches. It's possible...but I believe chocolate labs are a breed all their own.
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Anonymous commented
I thought when a chocolate lab female mated with a yellow lab male that we would get some chocolate and some yellow, but there were 7 black. Is that common?
Phoebe MadHat
Phoebe MadHat commented
That's a reasonable expectation and an odd result. I'm sure many of the lab colors are like human hair shades: Prone to some recessive genes and reappearance. Apparently, both dogs had the recessive black gene, but in such high numbers, that is interesting...
Anonymous commented
I know this is a very old thread - but what a complete load of rubbish. Labradors come in 3 colours, Black, Yellow and Chocolate.

The pups produced depend on what colour the parents are and what hidden genes, if any, they carry.

A black / yellow mating can produce all black, black and yellow or black, yellow and chocolate- the only way to know for sure what they could produce is to DNA test both parents to see what colours they carry. Chocolates are not RARE nor a different breed.

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