i have read with great interest the posts about coat color and wanted to weigh in. by far the most common comment i get from people is, "i've never seen a black labradoodle!" at 5 months, shaia has a lot of silver hair coming in on her legs (kind of like a salt and pepper look) and silver hair buried under the black hair on her back. it's hardly noticeable unless you're up close, but i'm curious: at what age can we expect her to blow her coat and reveal her final coloring. her mom was a silver/gray poodle and her dad was a yellow lab and the whole litter came out black!