Hello. My mare just dropped her foal on July 10. He looks like a brown, but he has black across the top of his back. My neighbor says he will turn black & my mare has produced black foals in the past (before me). His sire is black & his dam is bay. I'm kinda new to horses & this is my first foal. Can they change color?
They sure can! As they loose their foal coat they will start to show their natural color. Greys are born black of dark chocolatey brown. Pintos are ususally born pinto. Bays can change colour as well, some I know have been born black. Your boy, well I think he will be a bay/brown. Hard to tell at this early stage but if he has a black around his eyes, a dorsal stripe and darker legs, he will probably be bay.
Okay, so then my neighbor's filly, born 8 days earlier, is actually a grey and will get lighter as she ages, right? Her sire is white (grey) & her dam is a buckskin (I think-she has a dorsal stripe, but no leg stripes like my dun).
My pinto had a baby last April who came out bay. My neighbor says he'll turn black, but I keep telling him he will look just like Dakota (my bay).
My totally cream foam turned brown with blonde dapples. He sire was a white Andalusian and dam was a Liver Chestnut Perch. She is 3 now and still has some color changing going on, starting to see some gold coming out. So who knows what we'll end up with. Andalusians change color slow, so we think that's going on here.
Your foal is beautiful he looks just like our Charlie. He was born on Easter and he is starting to loose some of his foal coat. Around his eyes the hair is getting alot darker. We think he may be a dark bay color. His daddy is a real dark bay and mom is a dark bay, but not as dark as daddy. Congrats on the new baby.
Wow, that is so neat! My family and I just went to the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend and they had said the same thing. One baby horse was white but had a little brown on the bottom of it's legs and the trainer said when it's coat sheds it will be a palomino.