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    08-16-2011, 01:06 AM
Help with the possible color of my foal.

This is my one month old colt Jet. Im not sure what color he is exactly and I would love to hear your ideas. I first thought he might be a bay but his coat has red in it but it is also distinctly golden. I am certain his legs are going to shed out black and his ears are black but are getting lighter it appears the tips are only going to stay dark. He also has a distinct dorsal strip down his back. Im not sure if his father is a buckskin or and dun. I'm actually going to go pay him a visit soon to see if he has a dorsal stripe. And as you can see in the pictures momma is a golden palomino.

This is his sire Mojo. This was taken in early spring he is much lighter and buckskin colored this time of year. He likes to change color and he is a 3 year old so I don't think he decided on a set color yet.

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    08-16-2011, 01:08 AM
Daddy is brown or brown based buckskin. Jet is either bay or buckskin, I am leaning toward buckskin.

Daddy is not dun IMHO. Neither is Jet.
    08-16-2011, 01:12 AM
Side note. The injury on his rearend is from a dog bite, he had 15 stitches the poor lil guy. I just started using Underwoods on it I have heard great things about it and its healing really well I don't think he'll have much of a scar once he is all healed up.

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    08-16-2011, 01:13 AM
Thanks I'm hoping for the buckskin I was pretty sure that Mojo was a brown buckskin but I wasn't for certain I only see him every one in awhile he is my friends stud.
    08-16-2011, 01:14 AM
I am personally leaning towards Jet being bay and not buckskin.
    08-16-2011, 01:18 AM
The second set of photos make me lean bay too.
    08-16-2011, 01:19 AM
I happy with either but I've seen bay colts and he looks a different shade than they are I know he'll shed out and I'll know soon enough. But he's my first baby so I'm being impatient.
    08-16-2011, 01:20 AM
Its funny next to his momma you seen the gold but by himself you see the red.
    08-16-2011, 01:29 AM
There are MANY different shades of bay. My old gelding was a bright red-gold bay. My friend's arab gelding is a darker almost mahogany-looking bay. I've seen bays that are almost pure red (with black points, obviously) and bays that were so dark they were almost black.

I'm going to jump on the bay bandwagon, here. In that second to last pic of him, his face is definitely red-gold. Buckskins tend to be colored more like palominos, just with black manes and tails and black points (meaning they're more in the gold/brown-based range of colors than the red-based like bays).
    08-16-2011, 05:09 AM
I'd say a bay, but he is pangare (sometimes called mealy). His sire is as well. An example of pangare horses, ranging in color and including other color variants (like sooty):

The light areas under the colt's belly, on his legs and muzzle, are examples of pangare. You can see he got it from his sire, whose muzzle displays the lighter coloration often seen in pangares.

If you'd like to know more about pangare, you can read about it at Pangaré - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hope this helps :)

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