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post #1 of 18 Old 04-06-2011, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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New arrival

Meet Stardust. This huge colt was born 24 hrs ago. I am a newbie when it come to horse genetics but the little guy's coloring was a complete surprise to me. The last pic shows dad on the left and mom on the right. We had a filly out of these same 2 a couple of yrs ago and it was the same color as mom. What would you guys call this color and what will it turn into growing up?
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post #2 of 18 Old 04-06-2011, 09:11 AM
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That's just his foal coat. They're not the same as their actual coat color. Once he sheds that, you'll see his true color.

I'd say he's probably going to be a bay, like his momma.

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post #3 of 18 Old 04-06-2011, 09:13 AM
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What a gorgeous guy!! Love the one white sock :)

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post #4 of 18 Old 04-06-2011, 09:15 AM
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I don't think he'll be bay... He looks nothing like my oldest gelding did as a foal, and he's a bay... but I guess you never know... lol.

He's a cutie for sure, though!

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post #5 of 18 Old 04-06-2011, 09:17 AM
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My guess is that he will be either black or a dark bay. I love the name! I picked Stardust for my name when we were waiting for my colt to be born. My husband picked Snowkicker he came out marked like a Snowkicker so I lost. I'm glad there is a cute Stardust out there! He looks like he is doing well! I like his tiny star.
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post #6 of 18 Old 04-06-2011, 09:30 AM
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I think you have a black foal there. Bay foals typically(not always!) have fawn colored legs that grow in black as they shed the foal coat. While his legs are a bit lighter, they're not quite right. Since black is dominant, and mom is technically black with agouti fading points to black, I'd say baby got a red from dad and a black from mom. Either way, ADORABLE baby!
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post #7 of 18 Old 04-06-2011, 10:00 AM
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He looks like a black to me. What color was the sire? I guess I missed that somewhere...
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post #8 of 18 Old 04-06-2011, 10:05 AM
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post #9 of 18 Old 04-06-2011, 10:47 AM
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Chestnut ND :)

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post #10 of 18 Old 04-06-2011, 10:51 AM
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Thanks Chiilaa.
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