Joker is out of a bay/zebra dun mare and a buckskin stallion. There has been some friendly debate as to what color he could actually be. He looks like a palomino dun to me, but could he be red dun? Possibly a light buttermilk buckskin dun? Anyone had one this color?
1. Light grey eyes
2. Redish cream main and tail
3. Dorsal stripe and leg barring
4. Dark hooves
5. Dark tipped ears
I'm leaning towards buckskin because his tail has a reddish tinge to it and the very end is darker. Many foals have faux dun markings (dorsal stripe, zebra barring, etc) that serve as camouflage rather than their actual genetics. So I'm not sure if he's going to be just a buckskin, or if he'll be a dunskin.
Foal coats are tricky things. It'll be hard to know 100% until after he sheds it out.
It is always so hard to tell on ones so young because their color can change so drastically in just a few months. I think I might have to put my money on Dunskin though. With the prominent dorsal stripe and it appears to me that his legs may shed out dark.
Also, for what it's worth, this is what I got as the possibilities in the color calculator.
I'm going to guess dunskin. My reasons for saying this are:
1. He is very young in the pictures, am I right? (a few days or less) and red based colors (palomino, dunalino, red dun in this case) have pink skin when they are this young. Joker has black/grey skin.
2. He has a dorsal stripe that I'm confident isn't just counter shading (especially considering his mom is dun)
3. Looking closely, he does has black in his tail. My buckskin colt looked almost like a palomino when he was born, though not lacking black quite as much as Joker
He still doesn't have very much black for a buckskin, but that is what he is, no doubt
With my colt in mind, I don't think Joker will get much more black in his mane and tail until he sheds out...
Do you think you can get some better pictures of his tail? :)
another pale Buckskin foal for reference. Foal coats are nothing to go by. Most horses won't reach their "true" color until almost a year old when all of their foal coat has shed out.
Also the pink skinned palomino, because she is APHA, may carry Pearl. That would cause the pink skin, on a singe cream dilute (ee,Crc, prlPRL) since Pearl is a recessive gene one copy will not always cause a psudo double cream.