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  • Will a chestnut born foal turn palomino
  • Sorrel foal sheds to palomino

 
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    05-03-2012, 05:20 PM
  #1
Foal
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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    05-03-2012, 05:26 PM
  #2
Weanling
It's a chestnut/sorrel.
     
    05-03-2012, 05:40 PM
  #3
Weanling
Man, that baby does look pretty orange. Could be my computer screen though. Super cute!
     
    05-03-2012, 06:06 PM
  #4
Trained
She's chestnut.

The faux dun markings you're seeing is foal camouflage and will shed out when she sheds her foal coat.
     
    05-03-2012, 06:09 PM
  #5
Green Broke
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. :)
     
    05-03-2012, 06:15 PM
  #6
Weanling
I think the dark part of the tail on the mare is just dirt.
     
    05-03-2012, 06:55 PM
  #7
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by StellaIW    
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 :/
     
    05-03-2012, 08:23 PM
  #8
Trained
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
     
    05-05-2012, 01:35 AM
  #9
Trained
What a cute mare and foal
I love their color
     
    05-05-2012, 03:26 PM
  #10
Banned
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
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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