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ButterfliEterna 05-25-2012 05:31 PM

Greying Out??
 
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She's three. I don't recall the grey being so far up her muzzle last year nor the grey around her eyes. I have done a bit of research into this "dominant grey gene" but would like your opinions. Is she just mealy or actually going to continue to grey out?

Thanks in advance. :)

soenjer55 05-25-2012 05:39 PM

I don't think she's greying out- it's just the black of her skin showing through more as she gets older and her coat changes. She's very pretty, are those appy spots I see? :D

NdAppy 05-25-2012 06:34 PM

That not grey. That's varnish. :-) She'll continue to show more and more white, but it is not grey.

NdAppy 05-25-2012 06:38 PM

I should state the grey skin is not the grey gene. The white hairs are the varnish. She is in her summer coat correct? Summer coats are usually thinner along the face anyways. :-)

NdAppy 05-25-2012 06:47 PM

Here is what our palomino's face goes through

Winter -
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net..._3372629_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net..._2053712_n.jpg


Summer -
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net..._8032751_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...0_585062_n.jpg




So it's perfectly normal. Chandy (mare pictured) is not grey.

soenjer55 05-25-2012 07:18 PM

ND, I thought your mare was the OP's mare- they look a lot alike O_O

ThirteenAcres 05-25-2012 07:41 PM

Doesn't a horse also HAVE to have one grey parent to grey out? Does she have a grey parent?

ButterfliEterna 05-25-2012 09:00 PM

Yes, she is an Appy! :) LOL, I love the pictures -- Chandy is cute! Mine goes white in the winter. :/ Hahaha.

She's descendent from lots of red genes and the odd bay/cream/brown thrown in there. No grey in the records that I can see. :) Definitely, my mind is at ease now that she's not going to lose the adorable blanket! :)

Thanks guys! :)

soenjer55 05-26-2012 03:54 AM

Now you get to share more pictures of her ;) Pwetty pwease?

Breella 05-27-2012 11:24 PM

Some of the Appaloosa articles I've been reading say they get lighter with age.


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