Either you couldn’t pick a color OR you couldn’t pick just one from the litter. Which one is it?! LOL!
Got the 12-year-old Chocolate for my kids. She turned out to be a live wire and a great Agility and Obedience dog before we got into Hunting Tests. She did well there, too.
The 6-year-old Black arrived when we got serious about Hunting Tests. She has a lot more drive than the Choc (who is half conformation bred) but she's a loon (the judges nicknamed her Psycho Ruby). At 6 she has settled down a good deal and will be running in Finished soon.
The Yellow is 3, almost 4, and a complete sweetheart - a nice compromise between the Choc and the Black. All she wants to do is make me happy. We're thinking about breeding her to a very nice Yellow HRCH in Indiana.
None of them are very closely related, although the Yellow and the Black share one famous ancestor, 2xNAFC 2xCNAFC FC CFC Ebonstar Lean Mac. But that's true of just about any high-up field dog, at least in the last 10 years or so. The Choc is descended from a different national field champion, and her full brother is a GRHRCH. But she came to retrieving late - age 6 - and certain aspects of the game were tough for her (like handling. She still doesn't like to handle.)