I've met a haflinger that looks like that, her dam had this grey sooty marks all over her, and her sire was a deep gold color. She was born she looked like someone rubbed charcoal all over her, I would post the pictures but she isn't mine, nor do I know her now owner very well. Or the picture has people in it, her full brother turned out the same way. They were from the W line and M line of dam side. Don't know what causes it. These are purebred and registered haflingers, the judge doesn't like them tho I should point out, just like they don't like excessive white.
all of them were born with a chestnut solid coat, that as they aged it darkened over, they don't look anything like a silver to me, but different times of the year they are diffidently chestnut with something covering it. Is it a sooty chestnut to the extreme?
Last edited by Cruiser; 03-07-2012 at 05:22 PM.