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post #1 of 9 Old 07-14-2012, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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What color is this mare?!

This mare is a very odd color. I've never seen anything like it before!
She was born black. Then turned steel gray. And now shes got all this red coloring on her! As well as roaning and dapples! And some of the photos make her look darker but the coloration isn't bayish. It's red like sorrel/chestnut red.
Anybody know what color this girl is?





She used to look like this at age 2

And this is when she started changing colors...


So what color is she?

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-14-2012, 01:55 PM
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If she's greying out then she's probably in a rose dapple stage. We had a dapple rose grey TB gelding that looked like her, except he was further on in greying so there was less of the red color. He looked pink in certain lights, it was awesome.
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-14-2012, 02:02 PM
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Beautiful! She is a rose grey (bay or dark bay that turned grey).

There is no roaning there, that is grey.
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post #4 of 9 Old 07-14-2012, 02:05 PM
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If she was born black, she isn't a bay based grey.

She's just going through her funky greeting process. They go back and forth through all sorts of weird shades.

Eventually she'll be white. My mare went through a redder stage after being "steel" colored.

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post #5 of 9 Old 07-15-2012, 02:43 AM
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She's gray. She'll go though quite a bit of changes over the coming years.
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post #6 of 9 Old 07-16-2012, 11:56 AM
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Remember, you CAN have roan and grey genes on the same horse;)

She is just going grey. Is she really black, or is she bay? IMO she looks more bay.
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She is just going grey. Is she really black, or is she bay? IMO she looks more bay.
Grey likes to mess with your head. Always remember that In this case, as the OP has said that the foal was born totally black, it is safe to assume that she is black going grey. Grey foals are usually born a more "adult" shade of their original coat colour. The illusion being created by the darker legs to make you suspect bay is the greying process - it is usually the legs that stay the darkest part of the horse for the longest amount of time.
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-16-2012, 12:08 PM
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I dunno, maybe it's just my slow morning, and this grey thing is creating an illusion

I was sure she was black, too, but that chestnut brownish color made me think...
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I dunno, maybe it's just my slow morning, and this grey thing is creating an illusion

I was sure she was black, too, but that chestnut brownish color made me think...
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