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post #1 of 11 Old 06-25-2011, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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I just purchased my first filly. What color is she?


This is Cupid when I first go her.

Here is another one.

This is her in early spring. She looks almost black?

Heres another one! :)

Here she looks almost red...

And check out that tail! :) any thoughts on what color she is? She also has a big spot on her belly that is a very light brown in color.
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post #2 of 11 Old 06-25-2011, 10:46 AM
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Base color is brown.

What color were the sire and dam? That tail is making me think grey as well.
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-25-2011, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Her mom is dark black and her father is tabino. He is light brown with white spots.
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post #4 of 11 Old 06-25-2011, 11:50 AM
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I would say brown or dark bay. Definitely not black. The light color in her tail could be bleaching from the sun or probably a trait she inherited from her sire. Many tobianos have 2-toned manes & tails.

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Not dark bay. Brown for sure. The tell tale lightening of the muzzle is the major indicator.

Not grey is neither parent were/are grey
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post #6 of 11 Old 06-25-2011, 07:14 PM
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My mare looked identical to that coloring when she was a yearling now she is 19yrs old and tail just has highlights.
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post #7 of 11 Old 06-25-2011, 07:52 PM
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Is she Arab or part Arab? Looking at that pic with her holding her tail so high she looks to be. Her tail colour could be something called a Gulastra plume which I've seen quite a bit on Arabs.

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post #8 of 11 Old 06-28-2011, 07:43 AM
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I'm inclined to say she's a seal brown, she has the light colouring on the inside off her legs, her flanks, her muzzle and around her eye. The tail is getting me though. Could just be a random mutation, something curious though! :).

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I am inclined to go with a Gulastra Plume too. I don't know much about them but it looks about right, and is most commonly seen in Arabians.

Also have to agree with ND, brown not bay :)

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post #10 of 11 Old 06-28-2011, 02:41 PM
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She can only be black, bay, or chestnut according to Animal Genetics Inc. Color calculator.
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She looks to be almost a liver chestnut or smokey black, and the paint blood is causing the tail coloring.

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