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.