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        04-06-2011, 08:59 AM
    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?
    Thanks y'all.
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        04-06-2011, 09:11 AM
    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.
        04-06-2011, 09:13 AM
    What a gorgeous guy!! Love the one white sock :)
        04-06-2011, 09:15 AM
    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!
        04-06-2011, 09:17 AM
    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.
        04-06-2011, 09:30 AM
    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!
        04-06-2011, 10:00 AM
    He looks like a black to me. What color was the sire? I guess I missed that somewhere...
        04-06-2011, 10:05 AM
    Green Broke
    Hes adorable!!!
        04-06-2011, 10:47 AM
    Chestnut ND :)
        04-06-2011, 10:51 AM
    Thanks Chiilaa.

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