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    04-18-2011, 07:20 PM
Going to agree with Chiilaa on that crimson. Register him as a brown going grey.
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    04-18-2011, 08:08 PM
I'll have to post more current pictures tonight as he's not brown at all under his winter fuzz. He's gold/buckskin and most of the grey fuzz that's on him now is shedding out. The kid is testing my sanity. Hahaha
    04-22-2011, 10:05 AM
Velvetgrace: Most palomino's darken as they get older. I do not know what my little fella looked like when he first shed out as he wasn't mine then. But the photos from him born and growing he gets darker now a year and a half and he is getting rather dark even with winter approaching instead of going lighter. But he is rugged at nite and will be rugged during day throughout winter too. Hopefully these pics load...
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    04-22-2011, 10:21 AM
No not "most" palominos get darker. You would have to say that for every shade of horse then. It all depends on genetics.

Some palominos look very, very much like a chestnut/sorrel as a foal only to be super light as adults. Then you have some that are super light as foals only to be darker as adults.

There is no way to determine how dark or light of a shade a horse is going to be when they are a foal. You have to wait for them to grow up.
    04-22-2011, 10:25 AM
What age would be considered grown up? Do horses generally reach an age where they settle into their colour, or does it often continue to change throughout their lives? I know winter vs. summer coats are different, but I just mean in general terms.
    04-22-2011, 10:55 AM
Lol well they can and do change year to year, but usually it isn't a drastic change, I.e. Super dark to super light or reversed. No clue why I said grown up. Lack of sleep I think. :S
    04-22-2011, 11:30 AM
Found a thread that is of interest here:

Guessing Game! What color will this foal be?
    04-22-2011, 11:35 AM
I would say when I said 'most' its lack of sleep too NdAppy, but a fair amount of palominos that I have seen actually do get darker with age.
    04-22-2011, 11:40 AM
And thankyou Chiila that is a very good thread and yes that is true too! I guess I really am tired lol I think I should head to bed lol!! Thankyou ladies I stand corrected... mostly.

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