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        10-21-2013, 05:47 AM
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    Foal
    What color is this colt?

    A friend has a yearling MFT colt and we do not know what his color is. He is out of a red roan mare, and a "Mountain Horse" colored stallion. I do believe he is a roan, but what is his base color? The only flaxen I am familiar with is chestnut or palomino, and he is NOT a chestnut.
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        10-21-2013, 06:02 AM
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    Yearling
    I am of no help to you, but he is stunning! I have never seen that color before. It will be interesting to see what people say.
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        10-21-2013, 07:50 AM
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    Trained
    Really these pictures are horrible to judge colour. I want to say he is a black silver (often called a silver dapple) but in that lighting, the colour appears a lot colder than it probably really is, so it is hard to judge. The best pictures would be in mid-afternoon, under a light cloud cover (but not too over cast lol). Otherwise, as close as possible to his natural colour would be best. So I will cautiously say black silver, but retain my right to change my mind should more pictures be presented
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        10-21-2013, 08:29 AM
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    Foal
    Yeah it's very unclear, looks a bit like a blue roan? But I'm terrible l haha
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        10-21-2013, 08:57 AM
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    Started
    I also want to say black silver but I am 100% certain since the pics aren't the best.
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        10-21-2013, 09:01 AM
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    Green Broke
    I wanna agree with silver black..I can see the silver eyelashes in that second picture.
    He's absolutely adorable as well!
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        10-21-2013, 05:16 PM
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    Yearling
    Im leaning towards silver black aswell, silver black happens to be my favourite colouring in horses so I think that boy is GORGEOUS!!
         
        10-21-2013, 05:22 PM
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    Showing
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    Originally Posted by farahmay    
    Yeah it's very unclear, looks a bit like a blue roan? But I'm terrible l haha
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    Unless one parent was black or bay, there is no way that colt is blue roan.
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        10-21-2013, 05:34 PM
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    Trained
    Drafty you do realize that a black silver is a black horse with the silver gene?
         
        10-21-2013, 06:17 PM
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    Green Broke
    I agree he's most likely black + silver.

    The "Mountain Horse" colored sire was probably also black + silver (or possibly brown + silver, maybe even bay + silver), which explains where the colt could get the black and silver genes.

    I can't tell from the photos, but he's could also have roan going on as well, inherited from his dam.
         

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