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post #11 of 34 Old 07-24-2012, 12:36 PM
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I would wait for awhile. My buckskin filly turned all sorts of colors until she was about a year and is now definitely a buckskin

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post #12 of 34 Old 07-24-2012, 12:41 PM
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Seeing as her dam is brown and she was born looking that dark and has shed out even darker, she is definitely a brownskin.
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I though it looked like a buckskin before i even knew the father was dilute so DEFINITALLY a brown w/ cream dilute. Whichever you want to call it! Looks like what is considered a smoky buckskin in most circles. You could definitally tell it was when it was a baby too. Really light there!
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post #14 of 34 Old 07-24-2012, 01:19 PM
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The mare kinda looks black bey to me since she sheds out redish.
My old mare was brown and produced a buckskin with a palomino sire.
She's always changing shades
3 days old
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2 months and she got alot more sooty
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At 4 months she got some golden tones
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This is her as a yearling and still every spring she gets a bit darker around the eyes and sotty highlights
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Yep. I'd call it a brownskin as well. And cast my vote for brown on all the horses in question in the OP.

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post #16 of 34 Old 07-24-2012, 05:33 PM
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To me the filly just looks like a buckskin. But in her darker baby photos to me she looks like a sooty dun.
Also I once had a buckskin filly whose mother was a flaxen chestnut, and the sire was a black tobiano. The genes in some are passed down through generations and don't always show up on every descendant. Another example, sort of, is we had a sorrel gelding, i dont know what his sire looked like, but his mom was an average chestnut QH. His grandsire was Zippo Pine Bar, and he came out looking exactly like him. I mean, everywhere we went he turned heads, and every class we were in he got a ribbon.
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To me the filly just looks like a buckskin. But in her darker baby photos to me she looks like a sooty dun.
Also I once had a buckskin filly whose mother was a flaxen chestnut, and the sire was a black tobiano. The genes in some are passed down through generations and don't always show up on every descendant. Another example, sort of, is we had a sorrel gelding, i dont know what his sire looked like, but his mom was an average chestnut QH. His grandsire was Zippo Pine Bar, and he came out looking exactly like him. I mean, everywhere we went he turned heads, and every class we were in he got a ribbon.
Um. Am I missing something? I wasn't aware that a black and a chestnut could produce a dilute?

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Um. Am I missing something? I wasn't aware that a black and a chestnut could produce a dilute?
Well, there was probably a gene in one that wasn't showing but carried down to her
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The gene had to be there for the foal to be a dilute. It may not be easy to see on a black horse, but it HAS to be there. It can't skip a generation, or anything like that. No way, no how. Cream is a partial dominant gene - if it's there, it shows. Only recessive genes can be passed down without expressing.
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Well, there was probably a gene in one that wasn't showing but carried down to her
Sire must have been smokey black. That's the ONLY option.
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