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    04-18-2012, 10:39 AM
What color is my new foal?

Momma is a sorrel homozygous tobiano, daddy is solid blue roan.

This is the third time being bred together, and each time(except this one) they have thrown blue roan tobianos.

Im pretty sure he will roan out, but seeing is how he was born bay unlike the previous foals who were born black, im not sure if he will turn black or not. But there are things that make me think he may shed out to be a blue baby. If you lift the hair on his neck and head, under the bay color is black and in the pics you can see the black coming through, or am I just wishful thinking? And if you lift the hair on his flanks, its silver underneath.

What does everyone think? Will he stay bay? Or shed out blue?

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    04-18-2012, 11:02 AM
I'm not a color expert but the foal looks like bay to me.
    04-18-2012, 11:10 AM
I think he will stay bay. Very cute!
    04-18-2012, 11:16 AM
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I agree he will probably stay bay. Most blue-roan foals I have seen were born with roaning
    07-03-2012, 11:25 AM

Baby boy is roaning and showing signs to shed out to a blue :)
    07-03-2012, 12:48 PM
I'd say bay or brown roan. Not blue. The face coloring doesn't resemble a blue, its be pitch black.

Cute nonetheless.
    07-03-2012, 12:54 PM
CLa hit it one the head.

Foal is a Bay/Brown roan not a black (blue) roan.
    07-03-2012, 01:33 PM
Do you have a picture of the sire? I'm wondering if he is indeed a blue/black roan. Obviously the dam is homozygous, which will make all her foals spotted. I'm with the others here. The baby doesn't look to be a blue roan. I'm a huge fan of bay roans, if that's what he turns out to be. Pretty foal.

    07-03-2012, 01:35 PM
Do you have more pics of him? That last picture is confusing me his neck looks huge...
I'd say bay roan.
    07-03-2012, 02:30 PM
FF - the bay/brown could have come from the dam as well since it hides on a red base.
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