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post #1 of 14 Old 05-28-2010, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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is she a dun?

Can anybody tell me if my 2 month filly is a dun?she has white markings on her face with two white socks on her rear legs also has a dorsal stripe with light and black in her mane and tail.
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post #2 of 14 Old 05-28-2010, 07:21 AM
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She's going to go grey, and grey very often gives a false dorsal, and it's also normal for babies to have false dorsals as well. I see no signs at all of dun though.
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She's going to go grey, and grey very often gives a false dorsal, and it's also normal for babies to have false dorsals as well. I see no signs at all of dun though.
Sorry, I know nothing about horse genetics but do you think you could explain that to me? She certainly looks nowhere near grey to me?
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post #4 of 14 Old 05-28-2010, 08:22 AM
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I agree with CheyAut.
You can see that the mane is greyish, as well as parts around her eyes and mouth.
I can't see the picture overly well, but that'd be my guess.
And if she doesn't grey (which I doubt, but ya know) she'd probably be a light bay (I wouldn't bet on that though). If you don't look at the signs for greying, then you can look at the legs, which are black I think, can't tell for sure from the picture. And most bays end up with counter shading you see as her "dorsal".
I would definitely say she's going to grey out though, I don't see any dun either..

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I know absolutely nothing about babies and and their future coloring, but if that's mama next to baby, it's very likely that ChayAut and Iseul are right!

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post #6 of 14 Old 05-28-2010, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Ok well thaks guys that's most helpfull I guess I will just have to wait and see. Will let you know when she colours out, thanks
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Do you know what the genetics of the parents are? Almost looks like a silver bay foal....
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post #8 of 14 Old 05-28-2010, 11:38 AM
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I have to ask, am I the only one looking at an upside down horse?
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I have to ask, am I the only one looking at an upside down horse?
Nope. I think I may be the only one who twisted my head around trying to look at it the right way up though!

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Ok, that was driving me nuts, LOL.

I agree she's almost definitely going to grey, but as for her "actual" color I do not see dun - almost all bays have a very narrow dorsel stripe and many buckskins as well. It would be easier to tell if we knew her parents colors because at this point it's virtually impossible - you can tell by her legs and her lower body though what her "actual" color is going to be. All that pale dun colored baby poof is just shedding foal coat and has nothing to do with her actual color.

And her mane is a dead giveaway that unless she's silver bay, she's definitely greying out.


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