So after being lied to about Jynxy's parents and assuming they were both black, I just figured Jynx was a fading black. Jynx is ONLY ever black in winter - even with a rain sheet on 24/7 after having a winter blanket on 24/7, her flank spots have faded to a rich mahogany color.
Turns out her dam is actually buckskin - which obviously opens the possibilities. So now I've found myself wondering if smokey black isn't an option only because most smokey blacks I've seen tend to fade a lot more then blacks.
Or she could of course just be brown, but her head almost always stays black with no sign of mealiness. Again, with all the white I'm sure it's hard to tell!
Any opinions? I will have her tested eventually because the not knowing is going to drive me crazy.
Oh and meet her new (real) family! After seeing these photos, it's a bloody miracle she turned out as nice as she did!!
Pics of Jynx:
Dead of winter - black as night
Spring - flank starting to go slightly brown already
Last spring/summer - quite brown in the flank, and yet black in the head.
Two summers are - EXTREMELY faded flank, and yet still almost jet black head. She was not blanketed this year.
And her parents:
Her lovely sire...god I really hope he's like a yearling in this photo
With her dam and showing the brownish flank with mostly black head
Jynx as a youngster, showing the same browning on the flank
I guess I understand that blacks fade, just really not sure why her head almost always stays black and that flank can fade so much even under a blanket!