He looks like a dark bay, but he is only a day old and I have never seen a bay born with jet black legs. So I'm curious. Genetically he can be a bay, bay roan, black, or blue roan. (his mama is a red roan w/ at least 1 copy of agouti gene -because she had a bay roan colt last year- daddy is a blue roan that is homozygous for black - no agouti gene since he is black)
So my questions are: is there any way to differentiate between a bay base and a black base color at this point? Can bay foals have dark legs? And is there anyway to tell if he is a roan at this age?
Interesting notes:he has dark black bars on his legs above the black socks, his ears are black and he has a faint dorsal stripe, also he almost looks like he has black stripes like a brindle - but very, very faint - like a black cat with black stripes.