Fox Red Lab?

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  1. Sweet72947

    Sweet72947 Squishy face

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    Has anyone heard of a Fox Red Lab? If you do a google search, lots of pics come up, but they don't really look red to me, just darker yellows. Perhaps its another BYB gimmick?
     
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    I think they're really a shade of yellow. Not sure if they can be shown or not.
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Momof7 should know :) she can probably tell you something if she sees this post
     
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    White, cream, yellow, fox red are all shades of yellow. Its all a preferance of color. I dont advertise for different shades of yellow. Some reputable breeders do but its mostly the bybs or unethical breeders who advertise for a specific color. Also people who breed for a specific color isnt caring about that dogs particular lines nine times out of ten.

    I have a fox red lab He is on my siggy. Its a shade of yellow I really like. But I wont breed my dog just because of his color. He has to prove to me he is of value in the gene pool.
    I have noticed that those people who breed for the fox red often loose the black pigment in the process. Breeding a red to a red is ok but you want to somewhere bring back the black so you dont loose the black pigment. Since black is the dominate color for labs.
    I would prefer to see a dark yellow or "fox red" bred to a black that carries the red gene. You get a better coat and better pigment.
    So the red or dark yellow is ok but a breeder shouldnt "specialize" in that color alone. There are many different things that a breeder should look at which is the same for any reputable breeder. Clearances, pedigrees, performance ect. Those all come first before color. JMO

    Heres a better pic of him so you can see the color.
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    PixieSticksandTricks Athletic Labs. They Exist

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    My friend Mikes dad owns Labs and he has two that a very dark yellow or fox red. The darkest Henry is as dark as a Irish Setter just about and the other Jackson is a lighter shade which just looks almost orangish tanish but not as dark as Henry. I wish I had pictures they are beautiful so are their other three labs.
     
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    Wiggle Butt Love my Labs

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    He is not fox red, just dark yellow. This is a fox red:
    Tucker (isn't he gorgeous? :yikes: )

    They are dark like an Irish Setter. A lot of people call dark yellows fox red, but I think when you see a real fox red you can definetly tell the difference. Luka is a dark yellow and I've had people ask me if she's a "red lab". She's dark but not that dark ...
     
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    Tucker is beautiful!!
    He also comes from British lines I can see.
    Yes my dog is on the lighter side of the red but still has the red tone none the less.;)
     

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