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Is black face on yellow lab common

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I have a yellow lab and when he/she gets excited its face turns black. Is this a common trait for yellow labs or is this a hybrid. It is the dominate lab in the tank and is around 3 to 3.5 inches.
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I have yellow as well but none of them turn black on the face when "excited". However i have read about "bearding" in this species and from what I remember it doesnt mean any type of hybridization has occured as it is naturally occuring with some. I may be wrong but might be worth Googling it and see what you can come up with.

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It is a common but not necessarily desirable trait.
I have one that was nicely colored without any bearding or bars, until he was beat up and really stressed out. I have had him for 1 1/2 years without any bearding.

In the hospital tank he didn't clear up for a couple of days.
Normally the darken up when stressed. What other fish are in the tank with him.
He is in with 2 other yellow labs a venestus and a sunshine peacock. I really dont think this is from stress he rules the tank. He isnt showing any signs of stress and i have checked my water and evrything is within limits.
I have had that happened to my large yellow lab before. It took a while but for mine, it went away and back to the regular yellow.
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