Ha, I was right then! Yessssss, I'm learning! Chil, Nd, and peppy... see how your efforts in explaining all that genetic info to me before hasn't gone without use?! It peaked my interest so now I've been examining different horses to see if I can figure out the color and what, if any, dilution genes and masking genes are involved. You should have seen the barn owner's face when I was explaining to him how he ended up with a palomino foal (he's a 2 year old now) out of the same smoky black tobiano stallion my mare is bred to and a black mare. I don't think I'll bring up the fact that his "blood bay" who is supposed to have a buckskin foal is in fact a brown. I don't want to seem cocky or like a know it all. However, if it happens to come up, I might mention that she is actually a brown and what makes her so.