I've been thinking about this a lot. And in fairness, I have some questions that can, at least in my eyes, lend some credibility to the silver/gray Lab concept.
So, in the interest of proving that silver breeders really are concerned about producing more than just the gray color, I will give my respect to those who can do all of the following, most of which are standard practice for Lab breeders of any color:
1. Proof of the following current health clearances on your current breeding stock: Hips, elbows, CERF, PRA, CNM and EIC
2. Proof of at least hips, elbows and CERF on the preceeding ONE generation/parents of your current breeding stock
3. Hunt test titles in (pick any one of the three) AKC, UKC or NAHRA or field trial points on at least one dog you're currently using for breeding. Or give me another venue your dogs are titled in.
4. Proof that there is none of the following blood in any generation of your breeding stock: Crist Culo, Kellogg(the newer lines, not the nice older ones), or Beavercreek.
That will convince me, and my hat will be off to you as a responsible breeder. Looking forward to the responses.