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    06-21-2010, 11:33 AM
  #31
Foal
I have a fuzz, tooo...the 3 month miniature colt, but he is shedding out on butt, and chest and legs..but yes it is a different coat, really coarse and exactly fuzzy...weird...Im not going to shave..Yes combing daily helps his fall out...
     
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    07-06-2010, 12:29 PM
  #32
Green Broke
Yay alright finally an update!! And you guys can see his color now. He has a little patch of fuzz that will NOT come off his rear. And some fuzzies on his legs he is refusing to loose lol but other then that and a small patch on the under side of his head he's lost it all finally! What do you guys think of his color?? Seal bay? Dark bay? And I promise in the pics of him in the stall that he is NOT that bum high lol he is bum high but not that bad lol there is a slight hole he was standing in = ) and from what you can tell about his confirmation. How well is it? I know he is a tiny bit cow hocked and he toes out a bit in the back. But other then that I can't really see anything but then again I am blinded by love and don't mind his puff of a belly lol he eats alot apparently and he has developed a bubble butt lol and he has been wormed so i'm thinking it's a bit of a hay belly or something or maybe he's just getting obese lol

And the pictures of him laying down was after my first attempt to teach him to lay down lol he's a VERY slow learning or so i'm learning = ) or maybe he's just to smart for his own good and see's no use in me telling him when to lay down lol
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    07-06-2010, 01:13 PM
  #33
Weanling
He looks like he has too much slope in his pasterns, but he might grow out of that.
His legs look pretty straight other than that.

He is looking more like a horse now instead of a foal! You are lucky to have him! His legs look funny with the whitish hair on the backs of them lol!
     
    07-06-2010, 01:29 PM
  #34
Green Broke
Let's hope he does! He gets that from his mom. And I never seen his sire so i'm not sure what he took from his sire.

And yeah it would be kinda neat if his light fuzzies on the backs of his legs would be natural lol
     
    07-06-2010, 01:44 PM
  #35
Green Broke
At his age you can't really say for sure, because he might shed out differently on his yearling year (Finn did, he was black his first summer, and liver chestnut this summer) but I'm guessing he'll be a bay. He's got that LP gene though, so he might surprise you at some point down the road and roan out or go spotty-dotty!
     
    07-06-2010, 01:58 PM
  #36
Green Broke
I was really hoping he stays the color he did or go all crazy with the Lp gene. But would the Lp gene still be there even iff he doesn't show the characteristics for it? He doesn't have the mottling on his eyes, nose/mouth or genitals so it's looking like he took more after his QH daddy.
     
    07-06-2010, 02:22 PM
  #37
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by lilkitty90    
i was really hoping he stays the color he did or go all crazy with the Lp gene. But would the Lp gene still be there even iff he doesn't show the characteristics for it? He doesn't have the mottling on his eyes, nose/mouth or genitals so it's looking like he took more after his QH daddy.

I'm not sure how much the mottling plays into it. I know the LP can "lay dormant" for years and not show up until much later in life. I leased a horse for my ex husband years ago that was a solid dark bay, without any markings outside a white star. She was 9 years old when I got her. Over the course of the two years I leased her she completely snowflaked out, and looked like this (this is obviously not a picture of Missy, just a horse that is marked similar)



If I understand/remember how it works correctly, the snowflake is the precursor to varnishing - which is what Sparta's mother is right?
     
    07-06-2010, 03:59 PM
  #38
Green Broke
Yeah Snowflake was a Varnish I assume since she has the Dark points which are Chesnut colored. Along with what looks like she may have had a blanket as she has deep colored spots all over her rump.
     
    07-06-2010, 09:19 PM
  #39
Weanling
I would deffinitely clip him. With having those hot temps it does him more harm than good having that thick baby coat. Shaving will make him MUCH more comfortable.
     

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