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post #1 of 12 Old 06-29-2009, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Color question, and pic showoff!

This little girl was born 6/23 to a 20-something draft mare that was a PMU rescue. Theo (the mare) was unintentionally exposed to an appaloosa stud at the rescue we got her from. I know that color is always a guessing game but was wondering if anybody had any ideas about what color this filly may wind up. I don't know what color the stud was and am working on getting a picture of him for reference. Theo is a flea-bitten grey, and the filly is a dark red-brown with dark grey legs, a dark grey nose and grey around both eyes and by her flank, she also has some grey hairs through-out her body.



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post #2 of 12 Old 06-29-2009, 12:49 AM
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I think shes going to grey out :)
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post #3 of 12 Old 06-29-2009, 01:08 AM
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Generally the coloring around their eyes is the color they will shed out to be; given the grey around her eyes and how much grey she already has in other places on her body, she will likely grey out eventually. She's a cutie

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post #4 of 12 Old 06-29-2009, 01:23 AM
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She is going to grey out, no doubt about it. I think she's bay as a basecolor.
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Awww, she's darling and she looks like she'll shed out gray. Momma is a looker too! I have a PMU gelding :)

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post #6 of 12 Old 06-29-2009, 06:47 PM
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the more I have learned about Gray, the better I understand...I say she will be gray.
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post #7 of 12 Old 06-30-2009, 08:47 AM
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Definitely a bay going grey :)

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post #8 of 12 Old 06-30-2009, 11:47 AM
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20 year old horse?! That's amazing! Grey, super cute baby!
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post #9 of 12 Old 06-30-2009, 11:50 AM
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Bay going gray and/or with appy characters coming thru

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post #10 of 12 Old 06-30-2009, 01:03 PM
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Grays can only come from ONE gray parent. If the parents are both grays, baby will be solid. If baby stays solid, it will NOT pass the gray gene. This baby looks like it will definitely go gray, and you may notice some dappling. Because she's a bay starting out, chances point out that she'll be a reddish gray, either with some lighter/white dappling, or darker black dappling.

I noticed that she has a white stocking? Are there any black spots on her coronet band? (Hairline above her hoof)
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