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post #1 of 11 Old 05-30-2013, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Could someone tell me what this is?

This is Aristocrat, he is a two year old colt at the stables I work at. I know he has a large amount of "bend-or" spots, but what could cause this greyish patch on his neck with his little palomino spots? Could he be graying out?
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-30-2013, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 11 Old 05-30-2013, 06:55 PM
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What color are his parents? If one of his parents was gray he could be graying out. It is also possibly sooty.
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post #4 of 11 Old 05-30-2013, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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His dam was a palomino and his sire was a cremello.
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post #5 of 11 Old 05-30-2013, 07:15 PM
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It looks like he rubbed the hair off and it's growing back. Sometimes it will grow all patchy if there were a few nicks in there.
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post #6 of 11 Old 05-31-2013, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
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It's not from rubbing, I go to work everyday and would of noticed if he'd been rubbing.
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He appears to be a lovely palomino with blue eyes but other than that, I know nothing. He's gorgeous though!
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post #8 of 11 Old 06-01-2013, 12:02 AM
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I'm thinking almost definitely Bend Or spots, with possibly sooty. I don't see any signs of greying

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post #9 of 11 Old 06-01-2013, 12:09 AM
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Definitely not gray. By this age, there would be no doubt of that. Besides, in order to have a gray, one parent must be gray.

It looks to me like he might just have a funky concentration of sooty going on. Add in the funky hair growth that comes with shedding season or growing winter fuzzies (not sure where you are and it happens with both), and that would explain the splotchy look.

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post #10 of 11 Old 06-01-2013, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input guys. We shall wait and see how he looks closer in to summer. As a foal he never had that splodge mark, and he has a similar colour on his back legs, and down his front. I also noticed the skin on his sheath mottled.
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