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post #11 of 19 Old 06-10-2009, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Ohh wow he did have silver eyelashes when he was born! I couldn't figure out why they were silver but, now it makes sense.

You can't really see how bright his lashes were because of the quality of the pictures but, they were white looking.

On the picture of Smokey and him you can kind of see the whiteness of his lashes.
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post #12 of 19 Old 06-11-2009, 12:06 AM
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Actually, I think I'm definitely gonna guess that he got the silver from his daddy's side. If it's a long line of chestnuts, then it never would have shown up, but since his mom is black based, you got yourself a visibly silver baby. The light colouring on his legs right above his hooves in his more recent pictures is another good indication.
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post #13 of 19 Old 06-11-2009, 12:26 AM
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I think he's kind of a dark chestnut/silver by the ways of the photos that you took.
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post #14 of 19 Old 01-13-2010, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Just to update everyone. I had Bruno DNA tested and he is black! (a/a E+/e). He was also tested for cream, silver and gray and was negative for all three. Which means he's not silver, doesn't carry cream and won't gray out.

I was very surprised he was negative for silver, as I expected him to be positive for it. But, I was directed to a site that discussed "sabino roaning" by a member of another horse forum I participate in. The site said "sabino roaning" on a black based horse can be mistaken for silver dilution.

Another thing that makes me think it might be "sabino roaning" is he has little flecks throughout his coat (on his face, ears, neck and some on his body). They are small and you have to get up close to see them. But, according to this site (and several others I have visited) it along with his light/mane and tail is classic sign of sabino roaning. He probably inherited this from his dam, as she has one visibly classic sign of sabino, a "milk chin".

Thanks to everyone who guessed.
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post #15 of 19 Old 01-14-2010, 11:32 AM
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If he was a Mini he'd be a Chocolate silver dapple. Some Rocky Mountain horses and other breeds are this color as well. Very pretty.
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post #16 of 19 Old 01-14-2010, 07:49 PM
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he looks like a liver chestnut to me. a stud my mare was bred to before i got her was a bay with a silver tail. its possible
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post #17 of 19 Old 01-15-2010, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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He might look like a liver chestnut but genetically he's black. I'm pretty sure the sabino roaning has turned his coat into a chocolaty color and/or he's just a fading black?

Also, if I am remember correctly doesn't a horse who is chocolate silver dapple have to carry silver? Bruno was DNA tested and does not carry silver.
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post #18 of 19 Old 01-15-2010, 02:10 PM
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if hes genetically black then he will grow into it he'll look black :P

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post #19 of 19 Old 01-15-2010, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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So, you are saying that as he matures his coat color will turn more of a black black rather than staying the chocolaty color that it is now? I have a mare (pictured in my avatar) and she is very black. If you were to stand Bruno and her side by side you can really tell the difference in their shades of black.
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