Grey coat progression... Warning- long post, we had a lot of greys when I was growing up
Misty coming two years old in 1987. Bought for $50 as a starved long yearling.
Beauty, same age, starved and purchased with Misty for $50 as well
Misty in 1990 with first foal, Saigar (who also turned grey)
Misty in the early 90's
1993 Chip on left (Saigar's full brother, one year younger), Beauty in the center, Princess (isn't grey lol) is on the right (she is by the same QH sire as Saigar and Chip). I am riding Saigar in the background, holding the reins for her dam, Misty.
After a 4-H show in 1994, Misty still has war paint from costume class. Her third and last foal, Glory, got a body clip so you can really see her grey coming through her chestnut baby coat. Ignore the bay mare, Princess ... I am riding my all time favorite mare, Beauty, and ponying Saigar (Misty's first foal).
Spring of '95. A herd of grey, other than that one bay mare...
August 1995, Riding in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Taking a lunch break, Princess makes another cameo. Beauty on the left, I am sitting on the ground. Saigar on the right. This was one of the last pictures taken of Beauty. RIP Sunday evening, August 13, 1995
1996, Beauty's granddaughter (her daughter Stormy was pregnant at the time of the thunderstorm. I don't have many pictures of her turning grey, or of Beauty's daughter and son (they are all owned by my uncle, and Stormy passed into greener pastures 2 years ago). Stormy is the same age as Saigar, and Dale is the same age as Chip (all are by the same black QH sire, and all turned grey)
1997 Misty and Glory, it is Glory's birthday
Riding on the beach near Seattle, Washington in '98. Misty and her daughter Glory on the right, her other daughter Saigar is still in the ocean. Ignore the bay mare, Princess... again
1998 Chip is a rocket launcher... With HARD landings. Sadly, he jumped everything... Sticks, garden hose, stream, dip in the ground...
Jumping ahead many years...
2005, Chip has transformed into a giant grey squirrel
^^ Saigar's son is on the left (she didn't throw her grey) and Princess makes yet another cameo on the right
Misty and Glory a few years ago.
Misty and Glory on Valentine's Day a very short while ago
Any guesses on the color of Glory's foal due at the very end of April? She will either have a black or bay (depending on her unknown agouti status), but will her baby turn grey? The soon to be dad is homozygous black and is my avatar