Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
When Apache was a baby we had no idea what his parents looked like since he came through an orphan foal rescue. I had no idea about the adult color vs. foal coat color at the time - but he was a very vibrant chestnut tobiano.
About 2-3 weeks after we had him I started noticing a couple white eye lashes and while he had facial markings they were no where near his eyes. I even commented to my vet I thought he was going to go gray and my vet scoffed at it. Now looking back I can see faint "goggles" around his eyes in his foal pics, but only because I really look for them. They were no where near as distinct as some of the foals I've seen, but those couple white eye lashes sure stood out.
Well now at 8 years of age that boy is almost at the end of the graying process and only has a very slight amount of gray dappling left on his chest and flanks.
All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!