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Best color for labs?

Postby TomKat » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:31 am

Which color of a lab is best to blend in with its surroundings?

I think it would have to be brown, its a very natural color.
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby Rutin » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:01 am

Silver! True American AKC lab at its finest..... :yes: j/k

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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby Locked&Loaded » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:32 am

Definitely yellow! Where did Max go?
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby dogyak » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:16 am

Black baby Black - :yes: - that's all I've ever had :eek:
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby i_willie12 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:26 pm

depends on what you hunt.... marshes corn fields probably a yellow

I really dont know where a black blends in well... Worked fields.. Timber.. maybe Dark dogs harder to hide
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby Boatman » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:32 pm

Waterfowl can't see black,why do you think the Robertsons all use black face paint. :biggrin:

Haven't you seen this video
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby i_willie12 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:47 pm

well thats makes sense!! With the black hoodies and all...... :biggrin:
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby tubbalowski » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:26 pm

Yella
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby 18javelin » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:23 pm

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Mines a bit High yella.. she don't hide well. Good thing she sits still. She will hook em back if she is in decoys? Ripple,white duck??
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby TomKat » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:48 am

Maybe you can get some face paint for her?
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby rivercountry » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:46 am

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Mama blends pretty good in some situations.
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Her baby boy not so much but, damn he is purdy and a retrieving machine so his color is tolerable. :yes:
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby California Sprig » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:53 am

It just simply doesn't make any difference what color your lab is. Ever hear of duck tolling retrievers? They parade around the marsh or blind and actually attract waterfowl.
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby Locked&Loaded » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:01 am

California Sprig wrote:It just simply doesn't make any difference what color your lab is. Ever hear of duck tolling retrievers? They parade around the marsh or blind and actually attract waterfowl.


So what you're saying is the even the non-lab breeds that are yellow-ish get the job done best, right?
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby California Sprig » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:26 pm

I'm a lab guy but trollers are awesome dogs that definitely get the job done
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby GarDuck » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:33 pm

Not sure if anyone else is experiencing the recent fad of very pale yellow/white dogs but if they were actually bred for the field they may be the perfect snow goose dog. Especially if you put Styrofoam wings on their sides and let them go.
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby TomKat » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:54 am

California Sprig wrote:It just simply doesn't make any difference what color your lab is. Ever hear of duck tolling retrievers? They parade around the marsh or blind and actually attract waterfowl.


I have met several tollers.

If I was going to only hunt from a lay out boat I would get one.

But since I need an all purpose deep water snow goose retriever, I will stick with Miss Brandy.

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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby Eric Haynes » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:19 am

Couldn't you just spray paint your dog any color you needed for the situation you are hunting?

Couldn't find that thread anywhere, but I know it's here :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby Duckdon » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:20 am

I have gone to something like this.
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby TomKat » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:57 am

So its agreeded-

Brown is the best color
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby Tinner4 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:42 am

GarDuck wrote:Not sure if anyone else is experiencing the recent fad of very pale yellow/white dogs but if they were actually bred for the field they may be the perfect snow goose dog. Especially if you put Styrofoam wings on their sides and let them go.



We had a very light yellow lab, only had a tad of yellow on his ears. We never really seemed to notice birds flare seeing him and most of the time he rolled gave himself a good camo job by rolling in the mud. When there was snow he blended right in. I do however think it would be easier to conceal a brown or darker yellow dog.

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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby beretta24 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:45 am

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Reds or chocolates....I vote Reds
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby Locked&Loaded » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:28 am

TomKat wrote:So its agreeded-

Brown is the best color


The data does not lie, the public has spoken and the argument has been finalized:

Tomkat - brown
rutin - brown
L&L - yella
Dogyak - black
willie - yella
boatman - black
tubbalowski - yella
18javelin - yella
rivercountry - yella
duckdon - brown
tinner - yella & brown
tinner - yella & brown (reds are technically yella)

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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby i_willie12 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:48 am

Just for the record im a brown dog guy!!

But am objective enough to know that yellow blends in better with most duck hunting surrondings.. Wheres the chessie guys that would say the sage color they have.. Now that is the best marsh color out there!!! Image
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby Locked&Loaded » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:51 am

i_willie12 wrote:am objective enough to know that yellow blends in better with most duck hunting surrondings


You're obviously a guy who knows what's what! :thumbsup:
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Re: Best color for labs?

Postby i_willie12 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:53 am

Anyone can own a black or a yella...... Takes someone special to own a brown! :biggrin:
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