Are apricot Poodles rare? Yes – apricot Poodles are very rare! As a recessive color, apricot is only shown in a puppy if both parents carry a copy of the gene. Most Poodles are black or white (with the occasional Parti Poodle who has two colors).
What is the rarest color of standard Poodle? While some argue that blue is the rarest coat color in almost any breed, including the Poodle, others claim the red Poodle is less common while some say apricot Poodles are “the rarest in the world.”
Why are apricot Poodles so rare? As for the poodle’s coat, the apricot color is rare because it’s a recessive gene to every poodle color but white. All other poodle colors were established prior to the apricot color. We believe apricot is truly a beautiful color and it’s a treasure to own such a poodle.
Do apricot Poodles get darker? As a Poodle matures, color may lighten or deepen a bit and for this reason, a pup that appeared to be a light apricot may darken into a more solid medium cream or other similar toning that shows the wrong color was chosen at the time the pup was registered.