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post #1 of 12 Old 05-04-2013, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Silver Bay?

I decided to clip my yearling mini filly and she clipped out grey. She is chestnut colored otherwise with a flaxen mane and tail. Her mother is a grey and her father is a bay with a possible grey sire. Does this mean she is a silver bay and has gotten the silver gene?
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post #2 of 12 Old 05-04-2013, 11:20 PM
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Grey is a dominant color... I think... Chances are she'll eventually shed out to be a grey like her mom.

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post #3 of 12 Old 05-04-2013, 11:26 PM
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^^^ that is wrong.

Depending on if the grey parent is G/g or G/G will determine whether the foal greys or not. With G/G, the foal will 100% of the time grey. At G/g, you have a 50-50 shot at greying out.

To me, the foal does not look like itl grey like the dam. Silver bay? Possibly. Easiest way to know is to test the foal for the silver gene.
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Agree with ClaPorte432. I also read somewhere that fleabitten grey is hetro?

The foal looks brown to me?
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1) Clipping a horse is never how you try to figure out their "real" color, as it's always a completely different color than their full length hair.

2) Silver only acts on black-based horses. Her sire is most definitely not silver, so it would depend on the color of her dam before she grayed.

3) We need more pictures of your filly before she was clipped.
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post #6 of 12 Old 05-05-2013, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Here are some more pics of her (mostly of her before I got her)
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The silvery color on her legs makes me think silver bay. I'll ask NdAppy to compare her to Pistol.
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I wouldn't be shocked if she were silver
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I think silver bay, but this is based on the Unclipped images. Never base your assessment of a horse's color on it after it is clipped.
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The pic with her nose sticking in the camera makes me doubt she's chestnut with those black socks and black-tipped ears.
So I'd say silver bay too.
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