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post #1 of 9 Old 01-21-2014, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Odd coloring (white coat, blue skin)

my arabian crossed with something is mostly white.
Specially during winter. In summer she looks almost like a grey paint and a lil flea bitten but white coat. Besides the freckles & slight black you can barely c on her hind leg. I would show a photo but im not sure how on here.

She is 15hh. Short.neck high.shoulders
When you give her a bath the skin is bright blue. So im pretty sure that is why they named her blueberry. She has a BIG sassy personality. One of the best horses I've had. Very prancy in her trot & a fast pace walk she looks like she belongs in a parade the way she sorta flicks her feet, Tucks her head
in. I've been around arabians full blooded & cross & I havent met one like her at all. Just looking for thoughts on breed is crossed with & what the coloring of skin is called.
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Do you have a picture that clearly shows that blue skin?
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I know someone who has a pinto that is now almost entirely grayed out. A couple summers ago I remember her being a very lovely and surprising shade of blue on the non-white spots when her owner was bathing her. It wasn't the skin, just the way the light looked on the gray hairs with the dark skin underneath. It sounds like maybe the same effect happening on your horse
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Do you have a picture that clearly shows that blue skin?
I do on my facebook but idk how to put her here


It sounds just like the pinto. Grey looking up close but wet its dark skin (blue)
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Since you're posting from a mobile device, I'm sorry but I can't help you upload a pic. I only know how to do it from a computer.

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She's just a grey:)

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Without seeing a photo I would guess she is grey. Grey horses are born a colour (any colour). If they are non-dilute they will be born with the dark skin characteristic of their base colour. As they mature their hairs will lighten and turn grey but their skin colour remains the same. This is why many "white" horses have dark skin underneath their white hair. My dad's appaloosa mare is a grey. She was born black with a blanket, and greyed out. She is now entirely white and fleabitten but when you give her a bath you can see the dark skin where she used to be black and pink skin where her appaloosa blanket used to be.
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Without seeing a photo I would guess she is grey. Grey horses are born a colour (any colour). If they are non-dilute they will be born with the dark skin characteristic of their base colour. As they mature their hairs will lighten and turn grey but their skin colour remains the same. This is why many "white" horses have dark skin underneath their white hair. My dad's appaloosa mare is a grey. She was born black with a blanket, and greyed out. She is now entirely white and fleabitten but when you give her a bath you can see the dark skin where she used to be black and pink skin where her appaloosa blanket used to be.

Yup it looks grey up close but the fur etc is white fleabitten. So fascinating. Thank yall for your input :)
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