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post #1 of 14 Old 08-13-2012, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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what color is she flea bitten or dapple grey??

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post #2 of 14 Old 08-13-2012, 08:57 PM
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Id say neither. Shes just grey...
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post #3 of 14 Old 08-13-2012, 08:58 PM
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I don't see any flea bitten spots or any dapples so I'd say just grey.
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No color guru, so others can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think your horse is just gray.

As far as I know, this is flea bitten.


And this is dapple gray.
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She's just gray.

Dapple gray is just a stage of the graying process. Nothing all that special about it other than it happens to be pretty.

Fleabitten gray is referred to as, like the picture in the above post shows, a horse who has little ticks of their base color still showing, called fleabites.

Congrats on keeping her that clean though. Most grays I know pride themselves in being as dirty as possible. :P
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she has some red spots in her and when she was a foal she was more a of strawberry roan color and end up like this

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She's just gray.

Dapple gray is just a stage of the graying process. Nothing all that special about it other than it happens to be pretty.

Fleabitten gray is referred to as, like the picture in the above post shows, a horse who has little ticks of their base color still showing, called fleabites.

Congrats on keeping her that clean though. Most grays I know pride themselves in being as dirty as possible. :P
Will a dapple gray eventually/usually fade into just gray like the OP's horse?

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^^^ yes.
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Will a dapple gray eventually/usually fade into just gray like the OP's horse?
Yes. All grays end up entirely white or fleabitten. The age a horse ends up dappled (if it even dapples) and the length of its dappled stage varies from horse to horse. I boarded with a 12 year old who was still in the middle of his dapple stage.

OP, your mare was probably born chestnut and is chestnut under the gray if she has some red spots and looked like a red roan when she was younger. She probably looked like a red roan because of the graying process.

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she has some red spots in her and when she was a foal she was more a of strawberry roan color and end up like this
Then she may be a rose gray but I'd have to see better pix...

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