Hawker's Magical Red Standard poodles
"It is my experience that if you find a deep dark red standard poodle that has a low COI chances are that it will fade out to a lighter color This I have seen many times with many reds that I have come across. Although it is good to have a low COI when it comes to your very common colors like white, cream, black silver blues and so on it is found that in the deep dark reds with lower COI like I said chances are it will fade out as the dog gets older. This sometimes happens however not in all cases so if yours hasn't faded you are one of the lucky ones. In my experience the Shangri la, majestic and Palmares lines actually get darker as they get older and tend to hold their deep dark red coloring."
Is anyone familiar with this breeder/website and this "history" on the website? I would appreciate comments, since I have been trying to understand more about poodle breeding and how the red standard poodle came to be.