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StellaIW 06-20-2012 11:59 AM

My palomino filly is turning black!?
 
Lol, I know, another color thread from me.


And I know that palominos can be really dark. But my foal is "black" underneath her foal coat.

Mama is a flaxen chestnut and daddy is a palomino.

http://th07.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/...en-d54alq3.jpg

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/20...en-d54alut.jpg

Speed Racer 06-20-2012 12:00 PM

All horses have black skin. Doesn't mean her coat's going to turn black. :wink:

Chiilaa 06-20-2012 12:02 PM

It's a very normal part of the shedding process. Remember, a foal's first shed will usually be their darkest point. Here is an example that resembles your baby:

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs19/PRE/...lsolaStock.jpg

StellaIW 06-20-2012 12:03 PM

It's not skin, it's her new coat. First I thought it was sun damage, but as you can se on her neck she was clipped there when she was born, and the coat that is growing out is dark.

StellaIW 06-20-2012 12:05 PM

Thank you! I was told that she is a chestnut if she's going dark now. Not that it matters what color she is.

Chiilaa 06-20-2012 12:05 PM

Definitely not a chestnut, definitely a pally. And still gorgeous!

Joie 06-20-2012 12:14 PM

She's a palomino. I had a palomino filly that shed out black the first time she shed, and she ended up an "Isabella" at maturity. It's normal for them to shed dark.

NdAppy 06-20-2012 12:33 PM

Palomino foals can shed out super, super dark.

Lacy's Photos <<< some really good pictures of exactly that on that link.

IMO its sooty making your filly shed that dark. Your mare has it and it wouldn't be a surprise for the filly to have it as well. :-)

StellaIW 06-20-2012 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NdAppy (Post 1557131)
Palomino foals can shed out super, super dark.

Lacy's Photos <<< some really good pictures of exactly that on that link.

IMO its sooty making your filly shed that dark. Your mare has it and it wouldn't be a surprise for the filly to have it as well. :-)

Thanks for the photos! That foal is absolutely gorgeous!

Corporal 06-20-2012 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NdAppy (Post 1557131)
Lacy's Photos

She is REALLY well built.


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