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post #11 of 65 Old 06-03-2009, 06:24 PM
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There are many different variations of bay. Black bay, bay and blood red bay. I still say hes a bay and I have had many born with the black lower legs already present. He shows no sign of being a roan that I can see. Sire looks like a slow going grey so he could still start to grey out but you just have to wait and see!
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post #12 of 65 Old 06-03-2009, 08:23 PM
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I'm gonna jump out there and say he'll shed out (eventually) to blue roan since I've seen babies that looked like this lil one change drastically by the time they were a yearling. Regardless what color he turns out he's gonna be gorgeous though!

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post #13 of 65 Old 06-04-2009, 02:25 PM
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Sometimes it can still be really hard to tell even when they are older. This horse in the middle is a 4 year old and up until this year, you would have sworn that he was a blue roan because his head used to be the same color as his legs. Just recently did his head start graying and he still has a jet black mane, tail, and legs. Fortunately, I did know that he is a gray as both his parents are gray but it is still tricksy sometimes. :)

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post #14 of 65 Old 06-04-2009, 07:40 PM
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my mare is a black bay, and she looked much like your baby when she was born. the only questionable factor here is the roan. Congrats on the baby, he looks like a keeper to me!

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post #15 of 65 Old 06-04-2009, 07:41 PM
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oh, and my buckskin baby had black legs when she was born too - may run in the family.

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post #16 of 65 Old 06-04-2009, 08:25 PM
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Oh! he's so gorgeous! but as for the colour, no idea, i've got no idea bout that stuff! so i'll leave it to the experts.
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post #17 of 65 Old 11-08-2009, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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We had him genetic tested - he is seal brown. It is also become apparent that he is a roan (rabicano actually) though it's hard to see in his winter woolies. According to the AQHA that makes him a blue roan (black and brown roans are considered blue).
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post #18 of 65 Old 11-08-2009, 01:56 PM
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New pics? I'd like to see what he looks like now.
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post #19 of 65 Old 11-08-2009, 02:38 PM
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I was going to say he appeared to be a brown, but just noticed that you have had him tested! Cool!

With that Rabicano gene, he may not get any apparent roaning for a long time, and it won't be all over; he may only 'roan' around his flank area, and other scattered areas.

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post #20 of 65 Old 11-08-2009, 07:41 PM
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I was going to say dark bay, or bay roan, to early to be sure about roan (I didn't really get the comments about the lightening around the eyes either). I guess testing removes all doubt, personally I'd register him as brown, rabicano is really not the same as roan (Plus I'd never consider it blue roan). But I'm w/ the other poster, lets see pics!
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