Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
Most doodles lighten. Chocolates change the most. They begin as almost black and fade to milk chocolate, cafe, parchment, gray, silver. or lavender. Red is a fairly unstable color and lighter reds often fade to apricot and apricots to cream. Some goldendoodles (like some golden retrievers) darken with age.
Here's my go to color chart for my sweet Sassparilla. This shows the difference at 5 weeks, 5 months and 5 years. She's now 7 and slightly different, actually I think it's prettier now and I contribute that to her food and supplements. She was the darkest in her litter and mom (lab) and dad (poodle) were both chocolate as well.
Very striking photos. She is pretty now!
Thank you, with each groom her coat color changes oh so slightly. Lucky for me she only gets groomed maybe once or twice a year. Ned Clancy who listed her adorable pups above has gotten some really beautiful pictures of her with her rainbow of colors, this was one of them and is still one of my favorites. I love the variation of colors on her head. The grey around the eyes she's had forever ever since she was a puppy.