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post #1 of 52 Old 10-11-2012, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Silly newbie question

Fairly new to horses....definitely new to genetics and coloring.

We have a 3 month old filly at the barn. (Born on July 27)

Her dam's owner did not know she was pregnant when she bought her so we have no idea who the sire is.

The dam is a black and white standardbred. Pinto.

The little filly was born a solid chestnut with two white stockings on the back legs. (Her name is Demi Silk Stockings)

I have been playing with her and helping with the desensitization and have just noticed that she is developing a fairly large patch of white hairs on her back and side. The hairs are growing more prominent each day.

Does that mean she is going to be like her dam...a pinto? I had no idea that spots of color could just appear after birth.

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post #2 of 52 Old 10-11-2012, 04:09 PM
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They can't appear after birth, no. Have you got any photos?

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I will get some...heading there tomorrow!

I didn't think they would just appear 2 months after birth but she definitely has white hairs where she didn't before. Very strange! I will post pics tomorrow night!
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I don't think so, not for a paint or pinto. however she can roan. roaning can come after. I know Appy's and qh can change color later. Chances are the sire carries the roan gene
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This is what she looked like at 48 hours old!!! She has gotten much darker since then.
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Definitely see if you can get photos. Generally, where the white appears first is a good indication of what could be causing it, but without seeing it, it's impossible to guess.

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ohhhh my goodness... what a cutie pie!

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What a beautiful mare & foal that you have there! Interesting about the white spots... cannot wait to see more pictures!
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Very nice little filly & Mom's looking good, too.
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post #10 of 52 Old 10-12-2012, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Finally have some pics of the white spot!
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