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post #11 of 63 Old 03-28-2011, 08:12 PM
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Dorsal stripe doesn't mean the horse has the dun gene. It can be caused by counter shading also. She doesn't appear to have any other dun factor characteristics (leg barring, wither shading, etc).
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post #12 of 63 Old 03-28-2011, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Whitney! She has a very pronounced dorsal stripe, got it from dad, he passes it to all his foals. Our first choice would be dunskin so we will see what happens! :)
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post #13 of 63 Old 03-28-2011, 08:54 PM
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I think she will change colors. She's gonna be beautiful whatever color she turns out to be. She's a beauty!!

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dunskin or buckskin..

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post #15 of 63 Old 03-28-2011, 10:51 PM
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Adorable!! And I can see the dorsal stripe in the last picture
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post #16 of 63 Old 03-29-2011, 01:44 AM
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Most foals will have what looks like primitive markings (dorsal stripe, etc.), it's usually temporary and will go away (or stay as counter shading) when they shed their foal coat. She is definately not a grulla (and FYI all grulla/grullo's have dun factor, they have to since grulla is just black w/ dun). My vote is dun, could be buckskin, but I'm going w/ dun. She's adorable!
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post #17 of 63 Old 03-29-2011, 02:01 AM
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I would be more concerned about your mares weight than the color of the foal, my goodness she needs groceries.

I know nothing about breeding, but I don't think this is normal.
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post #18 of 63 Old 03-29-2011, 06:06 AM
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it is perfectly normal. mares do loose alot of weight when carrying around a foal. and the week or 2 before foaling their belly drops so much that it makes the mare look deathly even when she isn't it's all normal. the only time you don't see it is when you have a mare thats waaay to fat have a foal. and thats very unhealthy for the mare.

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post #19 of 63 Old 03-29-2011, 06:07 AM
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besides her mare is in great shape! i honestly think she looks fit, and ribs are barely visible.. you must be used to seeing fat horses instead of healthy ones.

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post #20 of 63 Old 03-29-2011, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you lillkitty! I feed my horses very well and she ONLY looks ribby because of the foaling. I prefer my horses to be a little on the plump side rather than too skinny, I feed them plenty of Bermuda,alfalfa and supplements! :)
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