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post #1 of 17 Old 09-15-2012, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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her colour is just getting weirder and weirder

Here is nyx she is currently 2 years old. Weirdest thing, nyx is changing her coat drastically. First I thought she was going black but now her shoulders are dapling lighter colour and she has alot of white flecks in her coat now.. Im seriously confused and a little facinated. :) any one sen this before and know what her coats doing? Like she is almost jet black now at the top of her withers and rump then this white flecking and light dappleing starts lol

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post #2 of 17 Old 09-15-2012, 02:00 AM
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I'm no where near an expert but just curious to what color her dam and sire are? Until then I'm just zipping my lips!

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Her sire was bay. He was a registered QH used for campdraft. I wish I could remember his registered name it has boss in it. :/ and I swear they said her mother was bay aswell but I honestly cannot remember, she was a registered Arabian mare.

Ill have ti contact the old owners to find out.. :)
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Alright.. Here I go, and I'm probably wrong.. I know a foal's first shed is the darkest they'll ever be..If your horse has a grey parent she's probably greying out which will continue until she's completely grey.. I know red based horses can develop white ticking in their coat which is completely normal..Then she MAY be able to develop into a rabicano which can develop on any coat color, but a rabicano will be very loud. Lots of white along the ribs, flank, mixed in the mane and tail, and lots of white at the base of the tail.

Now, I wouldn't put much into my thoughts because I am horrible with color genetics..Hopefully NdAppy, Chiilaa, or Posidon will find this thread and help you out!
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Lol Yeh im hoping so too!! But yes what you said is just exactly along the lines of what I was thinking! Although ill be very surprised if she greys out!
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I believe that she is a brown (rather than bay) and the darkening is her getting her winter coat starting to come in. A seasonal color change is normal on browns (many look bay in summer and much darker, sometimes even almost black, in winter). The white hairs could be something like sabino, rabacino, or could just be ticking that some horses get.

Oh And I don't think she is going grey.
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I'm honestly not sure where you're getting that she'll grey from. I don't think she will. Also rabicano does not have to be loud. I've seen some where the ticking of white in the flanks is only visible in person but not camera but the tail head was slightly white. I also agree that she appears to be brown and not bay.
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post #8 of 17 Old 09-15-2012, 09:55 AM
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Brown .. they love to change shades with the seasons ... the white hairs in the flanks is probably just an expression of rabicano...

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post #9 of 17 Old 09-15-2012, 11:00 AM
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I don't think a grey parent automatically means a foal will grey. Some people I know had a grey mare they bred. Of the 4 foals I've seen her have, even with 50% chance of greying, the oldest being 3 yrs old, none have greyed out. (yet)

Ps..I have a bay 2 1/2 yr old filly and she has some stray white hairs in her coat and in her mane. She does not have a grey parent.
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