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post #1 of 16 Old 08-03-2013, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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What color is my foal??

Hi there. I need help deciding what color my foal is. She's is just about 3 months old. I was told she is a grullo/grulla but she doesn't look like anything I've looked up. Her mom is a black and white paint and dad is a grey app. So I have NO idea how she came out like this. I've posted 1 pic of when she was a day old and 2 of her almost 3 months old. (I apologize for the blurry ones; I'm in the process of halter training her.)
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-03-2013, 11:20 PM
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She does look like a grullo to me but if dad was a gray, that's impossible. Do you have any pictures of dad? Was he about the same shade as her?

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Thank you! She is a cutie. I posted mom and dad.

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It's hard to tell from just the one picture, but I'd bet money that Dad is also a grullo. That would certainly explain where she got the dun gene...and it wasn't from mom.
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I think smrobs nailed it explaining the color. I just had to comment on the fact that mare & sire both have a lot of color and baby got nothing out of all that chrome but a star. Not that there's anything wrong with that because she's still a cutie, just shaking my head at the ever confusing world of color genetics.
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Very cute, that's what colour she is :P

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Dad's not grey, he is black IMO. Appy tends to really mess around with how colours display.

Do you have any more pictures of your foal as a newborn (up to about a month old)?

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It's hard to tell from just the one picture, but I'd bet money that Dad is also a grullo. That would certainly explain where she got the dun gene...and it wasn't from mom.
How would you know that? Mom could very well carry dun. It can sometimes be very difficult to see dun factor in an Appy that has a large blanket and is a varnish roan to boot...
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She does look like a grullo to me but if dad was a gray, that's impossible. Do you have any pictures of dad? Was he about the same shade as her?

She's a cutie, whatever color she is .
Technically this isn't true a horse can be born grulla with gray and the gray gene covered it up. The appy appears to be black based but its hard to tell about dun with the appy genes present, I don't see any gray. I'd like to look at more pics of the foal as well. I kinda wonder is the baby is just black with baby primitive markings.
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How would you know that? Mom could very well carry dun. It can sometimes be very difficult to see dun factor in an Appy that has a large blanket and is a varnish roan to boot...
Daddy is the appy, not Momma
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