Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Another Foal Color Question
Figuring out foal color can be so confusing, but it is so fun to try to make guesses during the 11 month wait :)
We Bred our chesnut AQHA mare to our Sorrel/White tobiano APHA stallion.
The stallion has a tobiano Dam and an Overo sire. He has produced one very colorful foal when bred with a sabino apha mare. The stallion is not homozygous.
Our mare has produced one foal that was a mirror image of herself when bred to an AQHA stallion, and one very colorful Paint when bred to a non-homozygous stallion. The mare has white socks and a blaze, as well as a tiny bit of roaning on her barrel area.
From my previous research it seemed that a paint vs. qh breeding will create about a 50/50 chance of either, but are there any other factors that change these odds? If the foal is solid, will it likely be chesnut? If the foal is a paint, is there a chance of it being overo rather than tobiano or will it likely take on similar color characteristics to our stallion?
I am curious to hear from you color gurus :)