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What colour will this baby horse become?

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        08-16-2014, 02:01 PM
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    Foal
    What colour will this baby horse become?

    This horse was born black with almost a gun metal colour on his legs. But then I get home from summer classes and my baby looks to be a very fuzzy buckskin color. His mom is the mare on the right. The woman who owns the barn said he's just sunburnt but will be a solid black horse. It doesn't matter to me either way as long as he's healthy, I was just wondering what he's going to end up looking like. Thanks in advance guys! Picture in attachments.
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        08-16-2014, 02:19 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    Can we have a picture of the sire? He seems to be shading his baby coat, foals usually have lighter coats when they are young. He seems to be brown or dark bay underneath IMO, as I see some brownish color on his nose. Do you have any other pictures? :)
         
        08-16-2014, 03:46 PM
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    Foal
    I o lyrics have this other one right now. And none of his sire. But here's another one of him.
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        08-16-2014, 03:48 PM
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    Showing
    Pretty sure baby is black.

    Mare looks to be either black or brown (REALLY hard to tell from that one pic).

    What color was the sire?

    Depending in the sire's color, the foal can only be black, bay or brown.
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        08-16-2014, 04:09 PM
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    Foal
    Both of his parents are black with no information on the grandparents to my current knowledge. I'll do some digging though and see what I can find. He is a fresian cross according to the woman who owns the barn. Thanks everyone for trying to help me figure this out! It's hard to decide on the name if you don't know the coloring in my opinion. He has a beautiful temperament regardless. The first picture I posted was taken last week. He is about 4 months in it.
         
        08-16-2014, 04:13 PM
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    Showing
    If both parents are black, then he can only be black.

    His foal coat in the first pic appears to be sun leached, which will usually happen when they're getting ready to go into their first shed (the long, fuzzy hairs die, so become more susceptible to bleaching).
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        08-16-2014, 04:18 PM
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    Foal
    Thanks for the information. I've grown up with horses all my life but I've never been around horses this young. The Internet contains a lot of confusing articles on horse coloring. :)
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        08-16-2014, 05:46 PM
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    Started
    Yup, I think black too. The mousy colour in the second photo makes me think so. My filly was born with a deep reddish brown coat (on her non white areas) and when she started to shed, the foal fuzz bleached to a light milk chocolate colour and her new coat is dark seal bay. Like drafty said, the hairs start to die as they go into their shed and are more susceptible to bleaching.
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        08-16-2014, 05:50 PM
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    Weanling
    Cute colt! :)
         
        08-16-2014, 05:54 PM
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    Green Broke
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    If both parents are black, then he can only be black.
    This is only true if one or both parents is homozygous black. Two black horses can produce a chestnut foal, but couldn't produce a bay or brown foal.
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