Wow Mayfield! He looks so black in that winter coat, and so very bay in the summer coat, LOL! This will be Charity's first "reliable shed" of her life. She was born in march and had her baby coat well into the summer. And of course, everything is darker in the winter... Dreamer is a peachy roan in the summer but looks downright chestnut in the winter, lol!
After furthering Charity's pedigree search, i've educed that there could -possibly- be the chance that she is a smokey black... and when I say that, im not hopeful, im just saying I think the potential may be there.
Here is her pedigree (i forget if I posted it already or not): Poco Lady Charity Paint
I have no color information on her Sire or Dam. (Any help would be SO LOVED <3!!! I need to get the registration through on the APHA side so I can get my online account and research some myself.
On her Father's side (APHA) Her grandsire was a black and white, and her Great Greats were chestnut, Sorrel, Black, etc. So there is some of the red gene there.
On her Mother's side (AQHA) No info on grandsires, but the great grandsires were Chestnut Buckskin and Brown... so there is more red to throw into her, as well as the Buckskin.
Again.. if anyone could get any color info on her folks/grandparents, I would really appreciate it. I'd love to know!
This topic had turned out to be more interesting than I expected! =)