This tab, we want to explain the Coat Colors/Patterns we produce here at Silver Creek Goldendoodles.
First off, we pick our males and females for our breeding program on their temperament! Specific Color and Coat Types are nice to have what you think is attractive, but personality and temperament is most important!
We breed the cream gene here... since 2012-2019. (We have added in more lines, that are the chocolate gene, that we will explain later).
There are 3 colors a dog can genetically be: Cream, Chocolate or Black.
-Is the color; white, cream, apricot and red.
-This gene MASK all the other color genes, known as; Phantom, Brindle, Merle, Tri-Color, etc.
-You can not test for the white, cream, apricot or red...
-All of the goldendoodles fade (besides black)
*White- Will stay white
*Cream- Will fade to white (Ears might possibly stay cream)
*Apricot- Will fade to a cream (Ears might possibly stay apricot)
*Red- Will fade to apricot (Ears might possibly stay red)
Not only do we try to produce the dark red pups, but we add in the parti gene! If a dog is genetically solid... they do NOT carry a parti gene. If a dog is abstract, they carry 1 parti gene. If a dog is full parti (2 genes) then their base color is white, with red markings/spotting.
Here are some of our solid dogs that do not carry a parti gene:
Note: even though a few of these dogs have a white chest, that does not mean they carry the parti gene. That is called mismarks.
Here are some of our dogs that carry 1 parti gene (also known as abstract)
Last, is full parti (2 parti genes). Here are a few of our dogs that are full parti.
When breeding these types of dogs together, these are the percentage we expect to produce:
Solid X Solid -> 100% Solid
(Mismarks cannot be tested for.. so we cannot predict if puppies will have it, but more than likely, if one parent has it, or both.. some or all of the puppies will have it too)
Solid X Abstract -> 50% Solid, 50% Abstract
Solid X Parti -> 100% Abstract
Abstract X Abstract -> 25% Solid, 50% Abstract, 25% Parti
Abstract X Parti -> 50% Abstract, 50% Parti
Parti X Parti -> 100% Parti
Information on Fading:
These pictures should say enough...
Side by side comparison is drastic! But here is a picture of a lot of my dogs together for a play date... and besides Eleanor and Zoe (those two are still young and havent faded) this is the color that your dog will be as an adult!