See I don't think that face markin will ever grey and see how smooth it is? I like the way ND described it, it didn't get the memo to be like the rest of the coat. To me blood marks are a patchy collection of grey flea bites. Is this right?
Thats so wierd that such can occur! Just random as well? Will the black stay noticable for the rest of the foals life?^^^
There's no reason it shouldn't. That portion just didn't "get the memo" that it was supposed to lighten. But it is a nice way to show color genetics in a "layering" sense and more than shows his black base.
Honestly, I don't know if it's a bloodmark or not. My gray has one on his face and it's certainly got the splotchy edges that make it pretty obviously a bloodmark, but with part of hers being bordered on her white marking, I think that likely explains the one smooth edge.
Somatic mutations are just random mutations where parts of the body didn't "get the memo" that they were supposed to be different I know [MENTION=17172]Chiilaa[/MENTION] has a picture somewhere of a bay colt who, instead of having four even black legs, has one front leg that extends black way up onto his shoulder.
This little guy?
Edit: I should read the rest of the post before I reply lol