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        06-12-2013, 12:27 PM
    I had a similar situation happen with a friend, she insisted that her palomino colt out of a sorrel mare was sired by her black 2 year old stallion that got out of his pen and into the rest of the herd (there was also a yearling palomino colt that was with the black 2 year old.) I tried telling her that it was genetically impossible for the black horse to have sired a palomino with a sorrel, one of the parents HAD to be palomino, buckskin, or smoky black (or double dilute) in order for the colt to have been palomino, and since she HAD a palomino yearling stud colt that got out at the same exact time as the black, it's not hard to see which is the sire, the cream gene does not skip generations. She kept arguing with me about it because she thought he looked and acted more like the black, with similar face markings, who was older, and had a palomino back 2 or 3 generations (shrug) no amout of convincing or siting references to coat color genetics websites was going to change her mind,

    I had to finally walk away, no sense in arguing with someone who doesn't want to learn about color genetics. Sometimes it's just easier to let the ignorant continue to be ignorant...

    Except in the case of emaciated horses, that poor mare needs MORE calories and will continue to need mass amounts of calories as long as she is nursing. Infact, will need MORE calories than she did when she was pregnant in order for her to gain the weight she so desperately needs and continue to have an adequate supply of milk for her adorable little colt.
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        06-12-2013, 12:41 PM
    It is possible for a black to be smokey black and not know it. A single copy of cream hides really well on a black.

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