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whiskeynoo 05-30-2013 04:58 PM

Could someone tell me what this is?
 
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This is Aristocrat, he is a two year old colt at the stables i work at. I know he has a large amount of "bend-or" spots, but what could cause this greyish patch on his neck with his little palomino spots? Could he be graying out?
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whiskeynoo 05-30-2013 05:03 PM

Here's a few more
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8215/8...cc019869b5.jpg
Aristocrat by Whiskeynoo, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8228/8...219bedd0b2.jpg
Aristocrat by Whiskeynoo, on Flickr

these were all taken this year.

Tryst 05-30-2013 06:55 PM

What color are his parents? If one of his parents was gray he could be graying out. It is also possibly sooty.

whiskeynoo 05-30-2013 06:56 PM

His dam was a palomino and his sire was a cremello.
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Peppy Barrel Racing 05-30-2013 07:15 PM

It looks like he rubbed the hair off and it's growing back. Sometimes it will grow all patchy if there were a few nicks in there.
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whiskeynoo 05-31-2013 03:07 AM

It's not from rubbing, i go to work everyday and would of noticed if he'd been rubbing.
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WyndellaRose 05-31-2013 06:18 PM

He appears to be a lovely palomino with blue eyes but other than that, I know nothing. He's gorgeous though!

Nokotaheaven 06-01-2013 12:02 AM

I'm thinking almost definitely Bend Or spots, with possibly sooty. I don't see any signs of greying

smrobs 06-01-2013 12:09 AM

Definitely not gray. By this age, there would be no doubt of that. Besides, in order to have a gray, one parent must be gray.

It looks to me like he might just have a funky concentration of sooty going on. Add in the funky hair growth that comes with shedding season or growing winter fuzzies (not sure where you are and it happens with both), and that would explain the splotchy look.

He's stunning!

whiskeynoo 06-01-2013 12:54 PM

Thanks for the input guys. We shall wait and see how he looks closer in to summer. as a foal he never had that splodge mark, and he has a similar colour on his back legs, and down his front. i also noticed the skin on his sheath mottled.


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