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I am new to this forum and I am hoping to purchase my puppy soon I am looking at a black one with a white patch on the chest but my friend who has a mini labradoodle says it wont stay black it will change to silver does anyone have experience of this I don't suppose it is a problem but I quite like the black.
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Denee's right and you would have to check the poodle's pedigree lines to see if there are any silvering genes in there. You can most definitely get a non-fading black but I think you need a whole line of solid blacks on both sides with no silvering genes. If you google poodle coat colours, there is a site called 'Arpeggio Poodles' and it goes to great lengths in explaining how all the different colour genes work and how to get a black that won't fade.
 

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Silver poodles are born black and steadily change to a silvery shaded colour as they get older so if this pup has silver poodles in his lines then yes there is a chance he could change but silver poodles are pretty rare and all the black pups i have had so far have stayed black.Some do get some white hairs that develope through their coat making them appear a bit lighter xxx
 

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My Bess is black tuxedo and her father has the silvering gene. At around 6/7 months we noticed some new white hairs growing through her coat. I'm not sure if she will turn silvery or just stay black with a few white hairs, but I'm happy either way.



 

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Our Ruby has the white fur thing, this picture should show it - people comment that she looks like she's rubbed against white paint or is going grey!



It runs the length of her back, and is only on her back. It's as soft as her other fur, just mixed in.

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Ohh that is just like my Miss Millie who is now one year old. She was jet black when we got her but the silver has developed and spread over her back these last few months and now we are seeing grey/silver hairs around her eyes and through her tail. Whatever happens she will be fab regardless! And she sheds by the way despite the wavy hair! It's just that you don't spot it so much apart from on white things.
 

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Just when I think I have finally got on top of all the colours something else comes up, I don't think you can ever stop learning cockapoo facts. Arlo has only recently got a few white hairs by his tail, but I presume he will stay black, but love the picture of silvering, beautiful.
 

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Not sure if he can still turn silver at his age. Does anyone know at what age a silvering gene would take effect? After a year old, can one say the permanent colour his there to stay?
I think it can take 4 years or more to fully develop, although signs of it start much earlier. Jenna is 3 - her legs have turned silver, and her face is showing signs. Her chest markings have remained white.
 

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Here she is when she was 1, you can see the silver starting to develop on her legs and slightly on her face.
Ah how gorgeous, That's like Ralph! I bought a black puppy with a small white bib, he now has almost a full grey underNeath, front legs, inside of back legs, and bum!! Here's a photo of him from behind and you can see it on his bum / tail. He is only 8 months - but I think he may end up looking like yours x
 

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