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    03-27-2010, 06:27 PM
Green Broke
My bay TB mare started getting grey hairs in her mane and tail when she was about 13. She's gotten more and more of them as she ages. It's really apparent because she's more on the black side than the bay side.

So my guess would be regular old aging
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    03-27-2010, 06:31 PM
There was a horse at my barn and he had grey in his mane and tail... he was only six... im not sure y he had them though
    03-27-2010, 09:21 PM
Originally Posted by smrobs    
My first thought is that he may have a rabicano gene, that is the one that causes the skunk tail.

The grey hairs are probably the sabino gene.

Very true about the rabicano and sunk tail but the sabino gene WILL produce random grey hairs throughout the body. This is usually a minimal sabino and my own stallion has them.

His whole back legs are very pronouncedly grey but he is not grey himself but a dark bay. It happens to be carried in my boys sire line.
    03-31-2010, 03:16 PM
It could be anything, I mean im 13 years old and I have a couple pesky grays. Haha my horse is 7 and he has a bunch of grays because he was very stressed until we bought him.

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