Coat Color Inheritance in Labrador Retrievers


EEBB "pure" black (BB)

EEBb carries chocolate (Bc)

EeBB carries yellow (By)

EeBb carries yellow and chocolate (Byc)



EEbb "pure" chocolate (C)

Eebb carries yellow (CY)



eeBB "pure" yellow (Y)

eeBb carries black and chocolate (YBc)

eebb carries only chocolate (YC)

no black pigment (NBP)

From the Labrador Retriever Breed Standard:

"The Labrador Retriever coat colors are black, yellow and chocolate. Any other color or a combination of colors is a disqualification. A small white spot on the chest is permissible, but not desirable."


We would like to thank Blue Knight Labradors for giving us the idea and insperation to create our own Color Coat Inheritance Chart.

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