Counter Shade Darkening Before Shedding?

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Counter Shade Darkening Before Shedding?

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  • What is counter shade
  • Will foal shed bay

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    07-01-2013, 01:09 AM
Counter Shade Darkening Before Shedding?

Normally counter shade sheds off but does it darken before shedding off? Along her spine its barely noticeable and she's shedding dark but get close to the hip its darker? The filly is a bay and is impossible to be dun.
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    07-01-2013, 02:30 AM
How old is this filly? Do you have pictures?
    07-01-2013, 11:20 AM
She's 10 weeks. I don't have any right now. I'll get some later.
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    07-01-2013, 07:43 PM
What you're describing sounds to me like the hair that is growing in is dark, and she is shedding off the old hair. Horses don't shed then grow new hair, they grow the new hair in first then shed out the old hair.

If she is the foal in your avatar, then there is a good chance she is brown and not bay, in which case you can expect nearly every shed that you will be saying to yourself "what is going on this time".
    07-01-2013, 09:43 PM
She's my avatar. Right now she's shedding dark along her neck. But she's shedding slowly of course.
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