Foal color - Page 3
   

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Colors and Genetics

Foal color

This is a discussion on Foal color within the Horse Colors and Genetics forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

    Like Tree9Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        09-14-2013, 11:52 AM
      #21
    Trained
    Is the dam the mare that is behind the foal in the first post? If so, I'm not seeing roan on her...
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        09-14-2013, 07:25 PM
      #22
    Showing
    NDAppy, I think the roan is there, it just not very thick. I think I can see it pretty well in that first photo. The silvery sheen on her neck just under her mane and on her hips make me think so. Of course, I may be wrong too....

    I also change my vote after seeing the new pictures. Definitely a palomino but I can't really venture a guess on roan or gray at this point. It's clear she's got something, but whether it's just roan or just gray or both, I have no idea.
         
        09-15-2013, 07:05 PM
      #23
    Foal
    Just sit and wait, on this one, I would think. I would go for palomino roan. Usually the graying shows not only on the butt but also on the necks and around the eyes, like on the one in the background. I attached a couple of pictures of a 2month old colt, sorrel turning gray. For comparison. Also a picture of a new born foal ... it took a month until we were sure that it would be a buckskin.
         
        09-16-2013, 07:18 AM
      #24
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by caljane    
    Just sit and wait, on this one, I would think. I would go for palomino roan. Usually the graying shows not only on the butt but also on the necks and around the eyes, like on the one in the background. I attached a couple of pictures of a 2month old colt, sorrel turning gray. For comparison. Also a picture of a new born foal ... it took a month until we were sure that it would be a buckskin.
    The reason I think grey and not just roan is not to do with the white showing through. It is because of the adult shade of the foal's newborn coat - this is a far better indicator IMPE. It could be that roan is making it look more mature, but that isn't as common as grey doing it.
         
        09-16-2013, 10:55 AM
      #25
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
    The reason I think grey and not just roan is not to do with the white showing through. It is because of the adult shade of the foal's newborn coat - this is a far better indicator IMPE. It could be that roan is making it look more mature, but that isn't as common as grey doing it.
    I am not sure what you mean with "adult shade". After looking at the pictures again I do tend to think more likely graying as well, since the hair color around eyes and muzzle is very dark.
    I attached some more pictures, these are of a colt born palomino, then turning gray, the pictures were taken at age 5 days, 5 weeks and 3 month. He grayed very fast.
    Attached Images
    File Type: jpg gold-lacy-poco-colt-may12_MG_1266.jpg (49.8 KB, 30 views)
    File Type: jpg gold-lacy-poco-colt-may12_MG_1274.jpg (31.8 KB, 29 views)
    File Type: jpg gold-lacy-poco-colt-jun12-IMG_2088.jpg (38.7 KB, 28 views)
    File Type: jpg gold-lacy-poco-colt-aug12-IMG_2644.jpg (41.9 KB, 29 views)
         
        09-16-2013, 06:29 PM
      #26
    Trained
    Foals generally are born a "foal" shade of their adult colour - black foals tend to be a silvery grey colour, bay foals tend to have no black or only minimal black on their legs, etc. A foal that is grey tends to be born with an adult looking colour - black legs for black based colours, rich and "adult" looking shades instead of the washed out baby shades.
         

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Normal Stool In One Day Old Foal?? AND Foal Color Chelley Horse Health 8 05-20-2012 12:37 AM
    Foal Color, help me guess what color he'll shed out.. frogtree Horse Breeding 11 04-25-2012 10:29 PM
    What color might the foal be? Cinnys Whinny Horse Colors and Genetics 10 03-11-2012 12:32 PM
    *Foal did not make it* - Foal due soon! Color/sex guesses? Poco1220 Horse Breeding 185 07-28-2011 07:16 PM
    Foal Color whinruss Horse Breeding 21 12-21-2007 12:39 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:06 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0