Goldendoodle is a dog breed which is mixed between Poodle and Golden Retriever. Goldendoodles come in a lot of colors, even on the Marvelous Dogs site, it is explained that Goldendoodles come in over 20 different colors and color combinations including abstract, apricot, black, black and white parti, blue (gray), brindle, champagne, chocolate (brown), cream, merle, parti, phantom, red, sable, silver, silver beige, tan, tuxedo, tricolor, and white.
Now, the question is can chocolate goldendoodles be silver? If it can be silver, how can it happen? The explanation about chocolate goldendoodles silvering can be read below together with some other information about Goldendoodles.
A Chocolate Goldendoodle Silvering
As explained on The Goody Pet site, a chocolate goldendoodle will mostly have a dark chocolate color, and, same as black goldendoodles, silvering can happen. If a chocolate goldendoodle is silvering, the thing that you will see is that the color becomes café au lait or silver beige. These dogs are born with dark chocolate color and a beautiful silver beige color over their first two years.
On the We Love Doodles site, it is explained that the silvering process is typical in chocolate goldendoodles when they become older. According to the Cosmopolitan Dogs site, the silvering process begins between the paw pads and on the muzzle of puppies as early as 6 to 8 weeks of age and it is when it is called silver or silver beige or 12 weeks of age where it is when it is called blue or café au lait. Furthermore, it is explained that the genes for silvering have not yet been isolated. So, it is a little more challenging to predict silvering because there is no genetic testing.
20 Different Colors of Goldendoodles
According to the Marvelous Dogs site, Goldendoodles come in over 20 different colors. Here is the explanation of each color.
Goldendoodles with this color have any base color with less than 30% of white on the coat. Goldendoodles with abstract colors are rare.
Goldendoodles with apricot color have a variation of red that appears as a goldish-brown color. This color is common. This color is accepted as an official poodle color. It means that it is a common color which is bred in Goldendoodles. This color is described as being a variation of red so that’s why there are a lot of people who tend to be confused between apricot goldendoodles and red goldendoodles. However, the difference between these two colors is their intensities. In apricot goldendoodles, the color is golden brown. Meanwhile, in red goldendoodles, the color is an intense rusty reddish-brown.
Goldendoodles with black color have a completely black coat color. Black goldendoodles are rare. Black goldendoodles are bred from a golden retriever and poodle who both have the recessive black gene.
- Black and white parti
Goldendoodles with black and white parti color have at least 50% white, with the rest of the coat being black. This color is rare.
- Blue (gray)
Goldendoodles with blue (gray) color have a dark-gray color which is able to have darker and lighter patches. This color is rare. It is important for you to note that blue goldendoodles are not actually blue.
Goldendoodles with brindle color have red base color with uniform black stripes on top. This color is rare. On Marvelous Dogs site, it is explained that brindle goldendoodles have a striped coat pattern which looks like a tiger. Usually, they have a red base color with black stripes on top. Due to their coat pattern, there are no two brindle goldendoodles which will have the same look. The stripes that they have may be thick black or sometimes no more than a flecking pattern through the coat.
Goldendoodles with champagne color have a page yellow or dark cream color. How about the rarity of this color? The rarity is common.
- Chocolate (brown)
Goldendoodles with chocolate (brown) color have a rich dark brown color. This chocolate color is rare.
Goldendoodles with cream color have a very light yellow color and this color is common.
Goldendoodles with merle color have base color of blue or chocolate with blotches of lighter shades of those colors throughout the coat. The merle color is rare.
Goldendoodles with parti color have more than 50% white with a secondary color of tan, apricot, or chocolate. Parti color is rare.
Goldendoodles with phantom color have two colors, usually black or tan, appear in particular places. Phantom goldendoodles are rare. Usually, goldendoodles with this color have black coats with tan or red colors on the eyebrows, lower portions of the legs and muzzle. Sometimes, these tan or red colors can be found on the chest as well.
Red goldendoodles with red color have an intense, fiery reddish-brown color. The red goldendoodles are common.
Goldendoodles with sable color have any base color with black tips which can be found throughout the coat. Sable goldendoodles are rare. The black tipped hairs are usually found on the ears, muzzle, and chest. Sables can be any base color, but usually they are red or brownish.
Goldendoodles with silver color have a very light blue or gray color. This color is rare.
- Silver Beige
Goldendoodles with silver beige color have a very light blue or gray color with brown tones in it and this color is rare.
Goldendoodles with tan color have a light or mid-toned brown color. Tan goldendoodles are common.
Goldendoodles with tuxedo color have red, tan, black, or apricot with white patches which can be found on the chest and legs that are like a tuxedo. This tuxedo color is rare.
Goldendoodles with tricolor have the colors white, black, and tan. Tricolor goldendoodles are rare. Usually, black makes up most of the body and ears, white makes up the chest, stomach and legs and tan makes up the areas around the mouth, eyes, and chest.
Goldendoodles with white color have a pure white color that may have some cream in it. White goldendoodles are rare. If they have some shades of cream, the cream is not as dark as cream goldendoodles and usually from a distance, it looks solid white.