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post #1 of 20 Old 06-25-2011, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Merit - 7 weeks old

Here's my little guy, Merit. He is starting to lose some of his baby fuzz in patches. He is shedding out a very dark steel gray and I'm seeing more white hairs every day. This will be the first gray I've gotten to watch change, pretty excited about that!

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post #2 of 20 Old 06-25-2011, 08:25 PM
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He's cute!
And thats very exciting. I've never got to watch a grey grey-out before

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post #3 of 20 Old 06-25-2011, 08:51 PM
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OMG. I am such a sucker for those flippy little foal tails. Your guy does look a bit threadbare in that 2nd picture. :) He will be grey, like mom?
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post #4 of 20 Old 06-25-2011, 09:04 PM
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He is adorable cant wait to see all the pictures of him greying out.

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Thank you! We've raise a lot of foals over the years & this is the first gray. I can add new pics to this thread as he changes & share it :)

Me too! Yes, he's a bit threadbare lol! His chest is his favorite scratch spot & he does quite a bit of self service on anything that works when he doesn't have any of us 2 leggers around to do it for him :) He will be gray like mom, where he's shedding now is about the color of her hocks where she is still dark.

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post #6 of 20 Old 06-25-2011, 10:16 PM
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He looks to have excellent conformation. What a joy to watch babies grow up. I wish . . . .
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post #7 of 20 Old 06-25-2011, 10:27 PM
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OMG!!! He's so adorable. I love the nursing pic. My neighbor described her 4-yo Appaloosa/TB cross that way. She was the color of Merit and now she's a grey/white with black stockings and she's getting black leopard spots. She still has that coppery blaze down her face. I look forward to watching your little guy's coat progress as he grows.
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Thank you Caroline! There's a couple things I could nit pick about his confo, but he's a baby & so much is subject to change. Overall I am very pleased with him and think my Lacey Lou did a pretty good job on her first foal. They are fun to watch grow up, nothing quite as entertaining as a romping stud colt in the pasture.


Thanks JLynn! I bet your neighbor's was cool to watch change, sounds like she has a pretty wild coat! Maybe she would let you share pics with us?

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post #9 of 20 Old 06-26-2011, 09:39 PM
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oh my god! melt! he is so cute!

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post #10 of 20 Old 06-26-2011, 10:07 PM
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I might need to stalk him down in Indiana

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