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    05-11-2013, 02:47 AM
Green Broke
brown with silver?

I was at this barn and in a stall was this cute yearling.. I cannot post pics of him sorry as I do not have permission from the owner. But his colour is this
But halfway down his tail goes to a colour like this

If he has it in his mane you cannot see it yet as he is a yearling and it is still short... Any idea on what's possibly causing this? At first glance I think silver
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    05-11-2013, 04:17 AM
Probably baby flaxen still growing out and/or gulastra plume.
    05-11-2013, 10:13 PM
Are you sure he's not graying? Eight Belles looked exactly the way you're describing (well, black rather than brown) before she was put down.
    05-12-2013, 12:59 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Poseidon    
Are you sure he's not graying? Eight Belles looked exactly the way you're describing (well, black rather than brown) before she was put down.
I don't know. Besides the tail there are no signs anywhere of greying.... He's completely 100% dark :/
    05-12-2013, 07:01 PM
Kind of hard to judge off this...

Do you know the color of the parents? What breed?
    05-12-2013, 09:25 PM
Green Broke
I saw a 3 year old gray who looked like that when I was horse shopping. He was black with almost no other signs of graying except the bottom third of his tail was white- it looked like someone had put a mismatched extension in his tail When I really looked for it I could see there were also white hairs showing up on his face but they were definitely not obvious.

Knowing the breed, or even better, the parents' colors would be helpful.
    05-14-2013, 05:20 PM
Green Broke
I do not know anything about him, he is just a horse I saw in a barn... I saw him yesterday too and realized I was wrong about his tail... It does look like gulastra plume, but it starts near the top of the tail. Looks more like this
    05-14-2013, 05:47 PM
From looking at the website Blue Bonnets, I found this about the horse pictured.

Milagro's Amber Gem
Rocky Mountain / Kentucky Mountain Filly
2006 Weanling Smokey Black

Sire: Amego's Rockin' Gem color is stated as Dark Chocolate with flaxen mane/tail

Dam: Squirrel's Milagro

    05-14-2013, 09:54 PM
I was going to say liver chestnut with flaxen mane... but I'm no expert and I think Evansk got your answer, lol...
    05-14-2013, 10:45 PM
Green Broke
Except that's just an example of some other horse that looks kind of like the one Nokota saw.

We can speculate, but it's really impossible to say without (or possibly even with) photos.

The white in the tail could be baby flaxen, gulastra plume, the result of silver, or a sign that it's going gray. Time will probably make it more obvious which it is

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