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post #1 of 14 Old 10-21-2013, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 14 Old 10-21-2013, 05:02 AM
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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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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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post #4 of 14 Old 10-21-2013, 07:29 AM
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Yeah it's very unclear, looks a bit like a blue roan? But I'm terrible l haha
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I also want to say black silver but I am 100% certain since the pics aren't the best.
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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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Im leaning towards silver black aswell, silver black happens to be my favourite colouring in horses so i think that boy is GORGEOUS!!

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post #8 of 14 Old 10-21-2013, 04:22 PM
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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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post #9 of 14 Old 10-21-2013, 04:34 PM
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Drafty you do realize that a black silver is a black horse with the silver gene?
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post #10 of 14 Old 10-21-2013, 05:17 PM
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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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