This is my shetland mare. She is black in winter (but retains the red in her mane and tail) and bay-ish in summer. She also gets cute little dapples in summer.
I have been told she could be liver chestnut or smokey black because of the reddish color in her mane and tail.
Does anyone know if she is just a fading black or might have something hidden here?
She has had two black fillies after being bred to two different b/w pintos. The first one was an overo and the second one solid with no white at all. She also was bred to a miniature donkey (grey) and produced a miniature bay mule filly.
I want to breed her to a dilute and get a buckskin or pally foal, but curious to see what color she really is and what color to breed to in order to get the above if she really isn't black afterall