Originally Posted by Faceman
Tremor, Does the dam have Appy in her? If so, she could be a few-spot, with or without a creme gene, in which case the pink skin would be normal. There is also the possibility that she has a maximully expressed blanket with a light palomino base so overall it looks like she is the same color...in that case, most of the skin would be pink, although you would expect to find pigmented skin in the neck area and mid leg area below where the blaket would go but above any underlying white leg markings. I have a two palomino leopards by the way, and one has pink skin all over and the other doesn't...confusing, huh?...
I have researched the horses in her dam's lines (as well as sire) and the majority of what I find are pintos, blacks, bays, silver bays, chestnuts, buckskins, etc.
No greys on her dams. Nor appies.
The homozygous appy thing is something that I've pondered but both my mom and I agree that it just isn't possible for her to be a few spot.
She DOES have appy spots and very slight mottling on her lips and eyes. That is the extent of her black pigmentation.
I'm really not a fan of her color to be honest. I don't like mottled skin, pink skin, or blue eyes. Here I am the owner of four appaloosas, and a cremello.
I'd kill for a bay.