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Beatrice9 01-02-2013 01:12 AM

Dapple Gray Owners!
 
What color was your dapple gray born as? I don't know my horse's history, but I believe he may have been born chestnut as he has some brown hairs around his hips and one silver dollar sized brown spot on his side. But that's just my assumption. I'm curious to hear about other people's dapple grays! :D

deserthorsewoman 01-02-2013 01:38 AM

From what I can see in your avatar, very small, since im on my cell, he looks like he has a black mane and tail, or had, lol. So he was born bay.
Just like mine:-)

Nokotaheaven 01-02-2013 01:44 AM

Mine was born grulla

Chiilaa 01-02-2013 05:58 AM

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Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman (Post 1824874)
From what I can see in your avatar, very small, since im on my cell, he looks like he has a black mane and tail, or had, lol. So he was born bay.
Just like mine:-)

Most greys that are born a paler colour will actually darken up in the mane and tail before they grey out. Here is a palomino going grey, showing the progression.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1340/...2e51e42a60.jpg

deserthorsewoman 01-02-2013 10:11 AM

You're the color expert, but I see the Pali still has a red tinge all over the body, the OP's horse, again, from what I see, not.....I'm going from what my grays looked like, all born bay or dark bay. The dark bay turned into steel gray, the other three dappled, the only one I assume was born chestnut(got him as a two year old), never dappled and his mane was lighter than the body. Hmmmm....;-)

Beatrice9 01-02-2013 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Chiilaa (Post 1824950)
Most greys that are born a paler colour will actually darken up in the mane and tail before they grey out. Here is a palomino going grey, showing the progression.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1340/...2e51e42a60.jpg

Hey, thts a really interesting progression, and I like the red/gray dappled coat. What color was YOUR dapple gray born as?
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Chiilaa 01-02-2013 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Elizabethan87 (Post 1825144)
Hey, thts a really interesting progression, and I like the red/gray dappled coat. What color was YOUR dapple gray born as?
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I have never had a dapple grey. I did have a grey TB, he was very slightly dappled on his legs, who was born a brown. I don't have pictures of him though, which is a bit horrible since he was my heart horse :-(

Beatrice9 01-02-2013 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Chiilaa (Post 1826198)
I have never had a dapple grey. I did have a grey TB, he was very slightly dappled on his legs, who was born a brown. I don't have pictures of him though, which is a bit horrible since he was my heart horse :-(

Awe, I like the term "heart horse"!

FGRanch 01-03-2013 10:31 AM

All gray horses are born a base color, sorrel, bay, black etc. My mare was born bay, and turned gray.


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