There are many Maltipoo colors
, both solid and parti (meaning a mix of 2 or more), however one of the most popular and sought after is the apricot Maltipoo. This is a gorgeous hue and it is no wonder why so many people love this.
It is a faded down red... and apricot Maltipoo puppies always look very soft and silky with this color.
Breeding for this is a lot easy than more rare colors such as red, black or blue. To achieve this, it is often down by pairing a red toy Poodle with a pure white Maltese. Since genes can show up from 5 generations back (and in some cases even further), unless one has the pedigrees of both dam and sire for that far back, the litter may not hold all apricot Maltipoos, but chances are good.
Genes determine everything about a puppy, from its size to its coat. Since this is a product of a red, a recessive f gene is present. It is the recessive f gene which causes an otherwise red to fade to this color. Interestingly, despite having the fading gene, an apricot can produce a red.
Some apricot Maltipoos are so light that they appear to be cream, however in order to be deemed this color, the pup should have an orange/red tint to the hair.