|Barked: Sun Nov 25, '12 4:37am PST |
|Real "Silver" labs are a dilute chocolate and, as such suffer from the usual serious skin conditions affecting dilute colors like dobes, etc.
However, that said, MOST silver labs do indeed have some Weimaraner in the mix, usually evident in the higher set, pointed ears.
Since the Labrador is not a terribly old breed there are occasional miss colors that pop up, most notably the black and tan "setter" pattern and, more rare, brindle patterning. These are thankfully, quite rare, but do occur. However, the so-called Silvers are a man made defect.
Those "rare" whites and reds ARE normal shades occurring in yellows, and are not rare. There is no true white, it is always a light or pale yellow/cream color.