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Is there a color chart for Goldens?

I noticed how Goldens can look so different from one another, especially in coloring. I was wondering if there's something that shows all the different color variations a Golden can get? Maybe not since they're so varied, but it would be cool if there was one.

Simba was incredibly blond when we got him, and now he's getting a bit more on the golden brown side. I don't think I've ever seen a breed of dog look so varied. It's fun!
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Here's a link:

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Here's a beautiful picture of how varied the Golden coat can be:

This pictures has been posted on the GRF a number of times when coat color was being discussed.

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My dog's breeder told me a dog will be the color of his ears. Sure enough, Dawson's adult coat color ended up being on the red side like his puppy ears.

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Within the link that Rhondas provided was this: Zomarick Golden Retrievers rustiques - Coat color with an actual color chart.

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Another example of the color range.

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They should all be golden - whether that is very dark gold or very light gold.

One thing I'm a brat about with Bertie is when people come up and talk about his coloring, I will show them Bertie's ears and the coloring around his shoulders and on his nose. I can pretty much show them how Bertie is going to be a touch darker than Jacks when he grows up.

I think most goldens seem to darken 2 shades or so between puppyhood and adulthood (3-4 years old).

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