Hey guys! So I've always wondered about whether my miniature Sour would be registered as a solid or a colored horse. She's chestnut, but has a sort of mealy grey muzzle, lighter legs, and three dime sized white circles on her back right where a dorsal stripe would be. Her dam was a pinto, and her father is brown. Her mane is a few shades lighter than her coat like a true chestnut, but her tail is mostly a dark brown, with some grey, black, and flaxen mixed in. Here are a few pictures. Sorry they arent very good.
They are big enough for her to be considered coloured. However, being along her spine like that, with no other while present, I would wonder if they weren't from old injuries to be honest. How long have you had her?
I saw her about ten minutes after being born, and they were present at that time, so I'm not sure about it being from injuries. It is strange though, that they're along her spine. I was actually really suprised to find them.
She has one quarter sized spot on the inside of her left leg, also. I'm not sure if that makes a difference. It dissapears when she has her winter coat- just because of all of the fuzz.
Hmmm. Do you think a chiropractor could tell me if she has anything wrong with her spine in those areas? She never appears to be in pain or stiff from it, but she does crowhop fairly often when she's cantering on a lunge line. Maybe I ought to look into that.
The greying around her muzzle is just mealing, and doesn't make her colored :) The spots on her back, I would suspect they were from an injury or a rub of some sort :/ Either way the two main mini registries probably would not register her as colored if you sent those pictures in with papers. My mare has two fist sized paint spots on her belly (true paint, pink skin etc) and they consider her solid.
I didn't figure that the tail or the mealing would make a difference, but figured I'd add it anyways. I'll probably just assume she's solid then.
One more question. She's in foal to her sire (horrible, but nothing I can do about it x.x) and is due soon. Do you guys think theres any chance that her foal might be colored? Her sire has thrown one colored foal and three solids (one chestnut, two brown) and her mother (the baby's granddam) has thrown all colored except for Sour (which made me wonder inthe first place about those white spots) what do you think the chances are? Not at all, or...?
I decided to schedual a chiropractic evaluation for her on the 25th, just to be on the safe side- since now that I think about it, that misbehaving on the lunge line could definitely be from pain, and since she's about to foal, I'd hate for her to be in any unnecessary discomfort.