A typical bay foal has cream colored lower legs, not the black points (which appear later) - but this mule foal has VERY black points, and is obviously still very young ... what is this called? I know he's probably not bay, maybe sooty buckskin?
My Miranda her mama is a bay mare and the dad was a typical grey donkey Miranda looks bay to me her legs are the cream color but has some of the primitive barred markings she is in the process of shedding her foal coat I am thinking she is a brown but not sure if the mule muzzle is supposed to have the mealy shade.
This is the most recent picture of her. This next picture she is just a week old you can see the markings on her legs do you think they will stay?
I don't know anything about mules.... But is it possible, they could lighten up to white perhaps??? I know markings don't really do that, but maybe they'll lighten? If that's the dam he's standing next to, with her white legs, it wouldn't surprise me, if his legs were the same..
That mule baby is definitely going to turn into a grey. Look at his eyes and note the white/grey hairs all around his eyes. For the time being at his young age he would be considered a bay. Rarely if ever, but on occasion a mule displays white markings of any sort. Grey and Bay are the norm. I have lived in the "heart" of Mule Country all my life and never saw anything to contradict my observations.
The first mule foal will not grey out . It will most likely be a shade of bay . See the light colored places ; the mouth , the belly/chest area ,and eyes are just light points . They get them from the donkey side .