Originally Posted by Corporal
Percherons are born black, fade to dapple and get pale grey when they are pushing late teens. I can see the draft but not the Percheron. Beautiful horse!
In North America, black Percherons have been the predominant color for the past 75 years. In the past 15 years the breakdown has been over 60% blacks. Attend any large Percheron show and the blacks will outnumber greys 3:1. Sorrels and bays will also account for about 2% of the registered stock in Canada and the US. In France, greys are over 95% of the breed and most blacks are the result of importing black NA stock to improve the grey gene.
All but one of my black foals were born black and stayed black (or they wouldn't of been black in the first place). My first filly was born grey (2 black parents) and turned black. Some greys are born black, bay or grey but they are still grey from day one.
I can't open the pictures for some reason so I can't comment on her build. She's a X. Her size isn't going to be an average of her dam and sire. It is the genes she ended up with. Same goes with her color. There's always a small chance that the resulting foal will be a different color than the parents based on their makeup. I'd be looking at her movement equally when trying to figure out her genetic makeup.
There has been so much TB infused into the quarter horse breed that many of us have a different opinion of what the breed should look like. Currently, they barely resemble the short, full bodied, compact ideal the breed was based on.