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post #11 of 56 Old 04-29-2011, 10:32 AM
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Yes, grey is dominant, but having one grey parent doesn't guarantee a grey foal UNLESS that one grey parent is homozygous for grey. The foal doesn't look to have little goggles (not that it's always shown that way) so I don't think he'll go grey.

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post #12 of 56 Old 04-29-2011, 10:47 AM
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Congrats!!!! Hes gorgeous!! Cant wait for more pics!!!
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post #13 of 56 Old 04-29-2011, 10:49 AM
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Yes, grey is dominant, but having one grey parent doesn't guarantee a grey foal UNLESS that one grey parent is homozygous for grey. The foal doesn't look to have little goggles (not that it's always shown that way) so I don't think he'll go grey.
Goggles don't have to be there. This foal looks to also have been born an "adult" color and not a "foal" color. That is usually an indication of grey as well. I wont say yes or no one way or the other. I will only say that it is possible for this foal to be grey.
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Thank you everyone! He does have what appears to be a dorsal, but we all know how shading on babies works lol! Our bays do tend to have a dark center back that fades out, but not a defined dorsal per se.

Since she is maiden & I didn't have her tested to know if she is homozoygous for the gray gene, we'll just have to wait and see! I quite enjoy the not knowing. I did find a couple of white eyelashes though :) Our stallion is bay though the 2 times we have bred an outside grey mare to him they threw buckskins. There are several duns, grullas & bucks on the stallion side in the lineage. I'll be happy whatever he happens to be, he's healthy and a pretty big boy, much bigger than I expected from a maiden.

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post #15 of 56 Old 04-29-2011, 12:16 PM
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he's gorgeous regardless of what color he is! i bet once he sheds off the foal coat if he doesn't go grey, he'll be a nice brightly colored bay. can't wait for my pictures of the guy =)


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Thanks lilkitty! I think he's pretty cute myself! I'll be sure to post more pics down the road...if we start seeing white coming in I may have to make a going gray thread ;)

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Aw, he's adorable. What a leggy little guy . Looks like he's going to have that gorgeous QH butt when he grows up too.

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post #18 of 56 Old 04-29-2011, 01:30 PM
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That's what I thought too. However....my grey mare (bred to a sorrel) threw a black colt, that is now dapple grey. Then, bred to a bay stud, she threw a bay/brown filly, NO white. Actually looked alot like the foal in these pictures. She will be 2 next month, and is still a bay! Surprised us, because I too thought for sure she'd grey out, but nope! :)
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post #19 of 56 Old 04-29-2011, 01:31 PM
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What a little darling :) Congrats on the new addition!

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post #20 of 56 Old 04-29-2011, 01:58 PM
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He's so cute! I really like that he doesn't have any white!

If he was going to stay bay, wouldn't his legs be that light fawn colour instead of black? I have very minimal experience, but I think he'll be grey :)
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