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post #1 of 181 Old 06-20-2012, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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My palomino filly is turning black!?

Lol, I know, another color thread from me.


And I know that palominos can be really dark. But my foal is "black" underneath her foal coat.

Mama is a flaxen chestnut and daddy is a palomino.



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post #2 of 181 Old 06-20-2012, 11:00 AM
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All horses have black skin. Doesn't mean her coat's going to turn black.

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It's a very normal part of the shedding process. Remember, a foal's first shed will usually be their darkest point. Here is an example that resembles your baby:


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It's not skin, it's her new coat. First I thought it was sun damage, but as you can se on her neck she was clipped there when she was born, and the coat that is growing out is dark.
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Thank you! I was told that she is a chestnut if she's going dark now. Not that it matters what color she is.
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Definitely not a chestnut, definitely a pally. And still gorgeous!
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She's a palomino. I had a palomino filly that shed out black the first time she shed, and she ended up an "Isabella" at maturity. It's normal for them to shed dark.
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Palomino foals can shed out super, super dark.

Lacy's Photos <<< some really good pictures of exactly that on that link.

IMO its sooty making your filly shed that dark. Your mare has it and it wouldn't be a surprise for the filly to have it as well.
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Palomino foals can shed out super, super dark.

Lacy's Photos <<< some really good pictures of exactly that on that link.

IMO its sooty making your filly shed that dark. Your mare has it and it wouldn't be a surprise for the filly to have it as well.
Thanks for the photos! That foal is absolutely gorgeous!
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She is REALLY well built.
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