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Bridgertrot 07-21-2012 10:03 PM

Grey and cream
I was thinking earlier, was looking at some pedigrees and wondered this. Is it possible for a cremello horse to go grey? I would think so but it's probably just not common. Anyone ever seen an example of it? I just wonder if the horse would become noticeably different as it ages.

Poseidon 07-21-2012 10:21 PM

Yes, gray covers any and all colors. Someone asked a while ago and I can't remember who found pictures. I'll try to either dig that up or go find other pictures.

ETA: Found one. Took a bit of googling (and stumbling upon a Yahoo question asking why you can't breed a cremello to a gray and the top answer was a very drawn out "because OLWS" *snort*) and the pictures aren't fantastic, but this is all I've found so far:

Essentially, I imagined they would only look different grayed out because their skin will be pink.

Chiilaa 07-21-2012 10:35 PM

A cremello gone grey.

Bridgertrot 07-22-2012 01:49 AM

Thanks all. I figured it was possible, just never seen one or thought about it. Guess there's really no noticeable difference.
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verona1016 07-22-2012 02:02 AM

I bet the tone of the coat would change- my cremello has a very light gold hue to his coat, which is most obvious after a bath between the so-wet-the-pink-skin-is-showing-through phase and dry. Gone gray, I don't think the gold tones would be preserved, but that would be a very subtle difference :-)

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