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post #1 of 11 Old 07-17-2011, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Evolution of a grey

I thought this might be interesting for some of you to see. This is Riley, my now 2 year old Appaloosa gelding. They aren't the greatest pictures, but they give you an idea of how fast he greyed.

As a suckling foal


At weaning time


Mid October of his weanling year





As a yearling with a buddy


Coming 2.


His spots greying


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post #2 of 11 Old 07-17-2011, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Here's another few

As a suckling foal at his breeder's








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post #3 of 11 Old 07-17-2011, 10:16 PM
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Holy goggles, batman!! That first pic is so cute.

Boy howdy, he did gray out fast. I don't think I've ever seen one go white quite that quickly.

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LP with grey tends to do that smrobs.
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post #5 of 11 Old 07-17-2011, 10:21 PM
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haha ya wow that was deffs fast! He's a cutie though! I love watching greys, grey out!

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post #6 of 11 Old 07-17-2011, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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My personal theory has to do with him also having an Appy pattern. The breeder's stallion was grey and ALL of the grey foals that also had a pattern greyed out super fast. The ones that are characteristic, but without an actual pattern did not grey out as fast.

My other gelding Boots also greyed out super fast as well. I'll get some pics of him up as soon as I find them on my photobucket.
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post #7 of 11 Old 07-17-2011, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Here is my other gelding as a 3 year old with my daughter


This month in our pasture


2 weeks ago with my daughter
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post #8 of 11 Old 07-17-2011, 11:07 PM
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Yup, as ND said, Appys with grey do tend to grey out awful quick. Beautiful boy though

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post #9 of 11 Old 07-18-2011, 05:56 PM
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Wow!! What a transformation!! Great looking boy!!!
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post #10 of 11 Old 07-19-2011, 11:52 AM
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Haha...that didn't take long. The heck with all those in between colors greys go through.

Your "other gelding" has obviously never been late to dinner...he is a solid dude...
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