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post #1 of 11 Old 05-03-2012, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Color of a foal

My palomino mare just recently had a sorrel foal. The sire is a sorrel. I know there is a 50/50 chance of having either color but I noticed an odd color to her. She kind of almost have an orange tint to her and I was wondering if possibly she could turn into a palomino? Also her tail has some white on the sides. Neither one of the parents have a dun factor either. I have seen on the internet it possibly could happen but I just wanted some thoughts. This is our first foal ever so we are in the learning process. Thanks.
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-03-2012, 04:26 PM
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It's a chestnut/sorrel.
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post #3 of 11 Old 05-03-2012, 04:40 PM
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man, that baby does look pretty orange. Could be my computer screen though. Super cute!
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post #4 of 11 Old 05-03-2012, 05:06 PM
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She's chestnut.

The faux dun markings you're seeing is foal camouflage and will shed out when she sheds her foal coat.
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post #5 of 11 Old 05-03-2012, 05:09 PM
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The foal can only be a dun if atleast one of the parents were a dun. It doesn't hide or skip a generation. Though, I've never seen a palomino with a two-colored tail... The dorsal stripe on the foal is just counter shading, and will shed out when the baby sheds. :)
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I think the dark part of the tail on the mare is just dirt.
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I think the dark part of the tail on the mare is just dirt.
I had that suspicion, but I didn't think it'd be that dark and uniform :/
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Foal does look like a chestnut to me. But I won't completely rule palomino out - I have seen a few foals now born the most chestnut looking shade you can imagine, but are in fact palomino. I will hold out judgement until we have a shed or two

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what a cute mare and foal
I love their color

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Foal does look like a chestnut to me. But I won't completely rule palomino out - I have seen a few foals now born the most chestnut looking shade you can imagine, but are in fact palomino. I will hold out judgement until we have a shed or two
Agreed...too early to tell, especially from pictures, but the foal may very well be a palomino, many or most of which are born a peach color, which the "orange" the OP descibes may be...
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