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post #1 of 5 Old 07-21-2012, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Grey and cream

I was thinking earlier, was looking at some pedigrees and wondered this. Is it possible for a cremello horse to go grey? I would think so but it's probably just not common. Anyone ever seen an example of it? I just wonder if the horse would become noticeably different as it ages.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-21-2012, 09:21 PM
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Yes, gray covers any and all colors. Someone asked a while ago and I can't remember who found pictures. I'll try to either dig that up or go find other pictures.

ETA: Found one. Took a bit of googling (and stumbling upon a Yahoo question asking why you can't breed a cremello to a gray and the top answer was a very drawn out "because OLWS" *snort*) and the pictures aren't fantastic, but this is all I've found so far:

Essentially, I imagined they would only look different grayed out because their skin will be pink.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-21-2012, 09:35 PM
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A cremello gone grey.

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Thanks all. I figured it was possible, just never seen one or thought about it. Guess there's really no noticeable difference.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-22-2012, 01:02 AM
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I bet the tone of the coat would change- my cremello has a very light gold hue to his coat, which is most obvious after a bath between the so-wet-the-pink-skin-is-showing-through phase and dry. Gone gray, I don't think the gold tones would be preserved, but that would be a very subtle difference
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