Are all Traditional Yorkies black and gold colored?

Can a "Traditional Yorkie" (Yorkshire Terrier), be any color but Black and Gold? When ones says "traditional" are they always referring to Black and Gold?

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Yorkshire Terriers are born black and tan and their coat changes colors to a dark steel blue and tan gradually as they mature. The tan in the headfall should be a rich golden tan. The tan color should not extend down the back of the neck.

For more information, you can read the full breed standards.

UKC Breed Standard

AKC Breed Standard

The Kennel Club Breed Standard

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