Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Chiilaa is correct. With the colors of the sire and dam we have available, the options are sorrel (not likely and only a chance if the perch stud is heterozygous for black, which is rare), black, or bay, each with a 50% chance of going gray.
Gray is a modifier and it is dominant. It doesn't hide. The mare is heterozygous for it since one parent was a non-gray, therefore, she has a 50% chance of passing on the gene. If the foal were to be born with even one copy of the gray gene, then it would be gray.
While there is a slight possiblity of the foal being smoky black or buckskin (only if the dam is either a buckskin or a palomino underneath her gray), it is unlikely.
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