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        01-27-2013, 10:30 PM
      #11
    Trained
    That just looks like baby hair, to be honest. This is my guy, and he's out of a chestnut and a bay, so chance of grey at all. :)



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        01-28-2013, 12:17 AM
      #12
    Foal
    WSArabians that is exactly what I am talking about. Maybe I have seen it a hundred times, but I never paid attention.
    My girl had cloudy legs till somewhere around two when she went coal black in the legs. At first she had lots of silver in her mane, but that has faded.
    Seeing this other mare listed as Bay really brought the question to a head. I have to make the call someday. Ill wait till her summer coat is in to file it.
    I am so happy! At last I have a horse that can hide some dirt.
         
        01-28-2013, 01:04 AM
      #13
    Trained
    LOL
    I know what you mean! I'm expecting a few foals from my avatar guy, and I'm just hoping I don't get all greys, much as I love him! :o
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        01-28-2013, 01:12 AM
      #14
    Started
    I know what you mean. I have primarily paint horses & odd QH,so know all about white & being the washrack queen,lol. Well all my years of having horses never had a grey,now my youngest 2 are greys,lol.I like them & love how they look right now,but know I have to look forward to more nearly white horses in my future...
         
        01-28-2013, 06:24 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    I always looked for white hairs around the eyes. I had a bay that everyone was telling me she going to go grey because of the white on her dock and a little bit of white on her flanks, I said no even though both parents were grey along with three of the four of her grandparents were grey, Monet El Sharaf was the bay. She never did.
         
        01-28-2013, 09:09 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    I still think my guy is going gray (his momma is the gray in my avatar) but he's almost 3 now and still mostly bay. I STILL think he's gray, but I don't know....sometimes I have a little doubt. Otherwise he is a funny roan, so he HAS to be gray...........right?

    His tail looks strikingly like WS Arabians bay in the photos she posted.

    I am going to have to eat a lot of crow if he doesn't gray out. I've been telling everyone he's gray since he was born.

    He does have white hair in his coat. It just doesn't show in the photos. But I still have friends that say "so he's a bay after all, huh?"
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        01-28-2013, 09:13 PM
      #17
    Showing
    THR, Zane is definitely gray, he's just one of those that looks like he'll take forever to go lighter (which is a plus because I'd lay odds that he'll go through a very long, and very beautiful, dapple stage).

    If the OP's horse in question is showing no signs of graying out such as a "roany" look on the face or sparse white hairs mixed in with body coat, then I'd bet what she has is called a gulastra plume.
         
        01-28-2013, 09:17 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Trailrider, I would guess your horse to be a bay. Though I can see greyish in him.

    It's amazing to me how much horses can change color. It just shows if a person wants to buy a color, it's best to get an older horse!
         
        01-28-2013, 09:21 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    THR, Zane is definitely gray, he's just one of those that looks like he'll take forever to go lighter (which is a plus because I'd lay odds that he'll go through a very long, and very beautiful, dapple stage).

    If the OP's horse in question is showing no signs of graying out such as a "roany" look on the face or sparse white hairs mixed in with body coat, then I'd bet what she has is called a gulastra plume.
    That's what I was thinking of......the gulastra plume.....but I couldn't think of what it was called.

    Yeah, I hope Zane goes through a lovely, dappled stage. That would be fantastic! That is my all-time favorite color when they are in a beautiful dark dappled gray stage. I've never had one before. I've had two other grays.....his momma and an Arabian gelding, but they were already fleabit when I bought them.

    Of course Zane could be any color and earth and I would still love him.

    Heelsdown, when he was a foal he had those steely gray points that grays have. So I still think he's a gray based on his foal coat and the fact that he has "roaning." It's just that he sure is slow about it! But that's okay. Holding the color longer is a good thing.
         
        01-28-2013, 10:39 PM
      #20
    Trained
    I think he'll take longer to grey out, but I'm sure he's a grey. I think he'll go more of that rose coloured grey before dappling out.
         

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