I'm just curious because it seems like it's not as out there as the whites and blacks. Is the gene pool for making a silver as small as browns and reds?
I think the Silver standard breeders have made great strides in the last few years. There are some very, very nice Silvers out there right now. However, the true Silver gene pool is very tight and it can be hard not to do linebreedings.I'm just curious because it seems like it's not as out there as the whites and blacks. Is the gene pool for making a silver as small as browns and reds?
That's interesting about not picking cream. What I've been told is that there are no true whites just some creams that are lighter in color than others.It's my understanding that black and white are the most popular colors for the rings here which is why they are bred more often. The advice I got from a judge friend of mine when I asked her if she had any poodle reccomendations last Feb was to not even consider an "off" color. She told me to get a black one specificly but said a white would be ok too. She felt like the black coat would be easier for me to maintain and keep clean for my first show spoo. She was very very strong in her opinion that I NOT go and get a cream, apricot, brown of any shade, or silver. At the time we were looking at a brown puppy and then of course found Saleen who is Silver. I think she's ok *shrugs* I can see things that perhaps aren't perfect but I dont feel like she is of poorer quality and is better structure wise than any of the spoos I groom. Of ocurse all of those spoo came from good 'ol BYB's so it's not really fair to compair them.
I know of a breeder here in florida that does well with her Silvers, her dogs on her websites are mostly silver or white. I've heard good things about her.
*shrugs* I don't know anything really about poodle color genetics, just repeating the advice I was given and didn't listen too. When she found out I went out and got a sliver she rolled her eyes and griped at me for not listening. I say that about her in good spirits by the way, she's a pretty well known judge and well.... she's just herself lets put it that way. A very unique person to say the least hehe. I don't know how I'm going to break the news to her that Cletus isn't a girl and won't be named after her. She ran all over at her latest dinner party telling everyone I was having a baby and it was going to be born on her birthday, which is the day after my due date, and we were naming it after her. She then turned to my mother and said, now I've gone and said all that so thats just going to have to be the way it is. I'll be hearing it no doubt when she finds out.That's interesting about not picking cream. What I've been told is that there are no true whites just some creams that are lighter in color than others.
I don't know honestly I didn't go look at the show site to find out who was entered. She just said it was a very lovely silver dog that this man from CA was showing. Since she showed in Belton it might have had something to do with Bar-None since Bar-None has been showing their dogs in the shows around this area.Kpoos, was the silver dog from Graphic? I've heard they have nice silvers and are located in CA. The breeder I've talked to is using one of their dogs as a stud and Bar-None have used their studs too.
Have you seen a picture of Belle now? I'm really curious because as a puppy she was Black but I've heard that she has gotten very light.This is kind of funny b/c I was looking for a black or white and the breeding I'm waiting on is supposed to produce silver, blue and white. I'm just hoping there will by a white puppy for me.
If this is the breeding I'm thinking about you should get a nice puppy out of it. I'm excited, maybe I'll get to meet you at a show or two in the future?Belle's white (she was cream in her puppy pics), if we're talking about the same dog. They are breeding her to a silver stud from CA. He's from Graphic lines and I believe they are mostly siver. I've only looked at his pedigree though.