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cliffork2004 05-03-2012 04:20 PM

Color of a foal
 
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My palomino mare just recently had a sorrel foal. The sire is a sorrel. I know there is a 50/50 chance of having either color but I noticed an odd color to her. She kind of almost have an orange tint to her and I was wondering if possibly she could turn into a palomino? Also her tail has some white on the sides. Neither one of the parents have a dun factor either. I have seen on the internet it possibly could happen but I just wanted some thoughts. This is our first foal ever so we are in the learning process. Thanks.

StellaIW 05-03-2012 04:26 PM

It's a chestnut/sorrel. :-)

MelissaAnn 05-03-2012 04:40 PM

man, that baby does look pretty orange. Could be my computer screen though. Super cute!

Poseidon 05-03-2012 05:06 PM

She's chestnut.

The faux dun markings you're seeing is foal camouflage and will shed out when she sheds her foal coat.

Kayella 05-03-2012 05:09 PM

The foal can only be a dun if atleast one of the parents were a dun. It doesn't hide or skip a generation. Though, I've never seen a palomino with a two-colored tail... The dorsal stripe on the foal is just counter shading, and will shed out when the baby sheds. :)

StellaIW 05-03-2012 05:15 PM

I think the dark part of the tail on the mare is just dirt.

Kayella 05-03-2012 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by StellaIW (Post 1484706)
I think the dark part of the tail on the mare is just dirt.

I had that suspicion, but I didn't think it'd be that dark and uniform :/

Chiilaa 05-03-2012 07:23 PM

Foal does look like a chestnut to me. But I won't completely rule palomino out - I have seen a few foals now born the most chestnut looking shade you can imagine, but are in fact palomino. I will hold out judgement until we have a shed or two :-)

Country Woman 05-05-2012 12:35 AM

what a cute mare and foal
I love their color

Faceman 05-05-2012 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Chiilaa (Post 1484794)
Foal does look like a chestnut to me. But I won't completely rule palomino out - I have seen a few foals now born the most chestnut looking shade you can imagine, but are in fact palomino. I will hold out judgement until we have a shed or two :-)

Agreed...too early to tell, especially from pictures, but the foal may very well be a palomino, many or most of which are born a peach color, which the "orange" the OP descibes may be...


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