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    I have been told by quite a few people that my chocolate lab puppy has been looking more and more like he has a silver factor. What exactly does this mean? Will it effect his color at all? I tried Googling this and couldn't find any information on it. Thanks in advance

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    I guess it's an interesting way of saying he doesn't look like a purebred lab.

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    I don't see how anyone could think he doesn't look like a purebred, is there anything else that they could be meaning?
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    The people who promote silver "labs" say that the silver color is a factor/version of chocolate. But the Choco in your siggy does not look silver at all.


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    From the way I understand it, there are both silver and silver-factored chocolate labs. Silver indicates a silver or diluted colored dog. Silver-factored is about genetics. It means the chocolate lab carries the gene that dilutes the chocolate color and makes it silver. A silver-factored lab will not look silver. I don't know what those people mean, that your pup "looks" like it is silver-factored. You can't tell by looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvinItBaby View Post
    I have been told by quite a few people that my chocolate lab puppy has been looking more and more like he has a silver factor. What exactly does this mean? Will it effect his color at all? I tried Googling this and couldn't find any information on it. Thanks in advance

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    Is your Lab puppy from a reputable breeder? They'd be the best source for info about your Lab's color and heredity.
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    There is no such thing as a "silver factor" for any kind of lab. These people are misinformed. Do a search for "silver labs" and multiple threads will come up that explain the genetics/debate/controversy.
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    I have know idea what that means. That's weird that people would say that to you. Have you ever tried asking them what it means when they say it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophiesmama View Post
    From the way I understand it, there are both silver and silver-factored chocolate labs. <snipped>
    There is no such thing as silver or silver-factored labs, period. Otherwise, what you have is a lab-mix!

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    I just googled silver factored labs. What I found is that a silver factored lab has one parent that is silver, and carries the gene but is not silver-colored itself. It says if bred with another lab with the silver factor gene, silver puppies will result. It is all explained in a bunch of gene alleles and complicated gobbligook. It is a D gene for dilute.
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