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post #1 of 5 Old 05-13-2013, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Will she be black?

Hello there, our sweet baby Pistol was born a week ago. Mom is a black grade quarter mare and dad is a black AQHA Smoke N Black is his name, he has Doc Bar and Poco Bueno on top & bottom Smoke N Black Quarter Horse. Pistol is our first baby so we are new at all of this breeding stuff and I am just starting to research color and genetics. Anyway, here are a few pictures of our little Pistol Annie, will she shed out to be black or is her color now maybe an indication she could be a smokey black or anything else? No we haven't had mom tested and I haven't asked what he has been tested for. The last picture is dad. His first foal of this year was born about a month ago was to a black mare and baby came out dark bay with four white socks and a blaze and last year he was bred to a red & white paint mare and baby was a black & white paint. What do you all think?
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-13-2013, 12:52 PM
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Looks like it .. she's really cute.
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-13-2013, 01:02 PM
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If he had a bay foal, than either sire or dam is not actually black. Could be a very very dark bay. As for your baby, looks like a black. For him to be a smoky black he would have to have a cream carrying parent (ie one of his parents would have to also be a smoky black (or buckskin, palomino, cremello, perlino, smoky cream))

From your pictures, neither looks it, so I would suggest the lightness of baby's coat is just foal coat and he will shed out black.
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-13-2013, 01:51 PM
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Yes, I'd say that baby is going to be black. Providing that both mom and dad are black and not a really dark brown or hiding some other modifier, then the resulting foal would either be black or chestnut (depending on the zygosity of the parents).
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-13-2013, 05:34 PM
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Definitely black.
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