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Trish2010 03-21-2010 10:34 AM

My Handsome New Colt!
Hi everyone, I'm relatively new to the forum, but so far I'm lovin it. Everyone is so helpful! Here's my question-I got a TB mare in Jan...she was in foal. Shooter was born on St. Patricks Day and he is gorgeous! I'm wondering though if someone can help me with his color. As you can see by the picture, his dam is a dark bay, and his sire is more of a chestnut. Right now Shooter is grey, what do you think he will shed out to be?

PaintsPwn 03-21-2010 12:24 PM

Looks like a bay to me, but can't quite tell from that pic.

whiskeynoo 03-21-2010 12:29 PM

if he has some black points coming through on his legs then most likely a bay

thunderhooves 03-21-2010 12:50 PM

either bay,gray, or grulla.
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Trish2010 03-21-2010 01:26 PM

I'm uploading a different picture of him, but I'm not sure if it will be any better. He has a blk dorsel stripe I don't see any black on his legs. And what is a gruella?

Trish2010 03-21-2010 01:29 PM

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oops forgot the picture!

Trish2010 03-21-2010 01:30 PM

I'm going to try to get some better pictures this afternoon....he's very quick though! LOL

thunderhooves 03-21-2010 01:46 PM

a grulla is this:

A mix of smokey hairs..umm....heres a definition:

Grullo (pronounced "grew-ya" and "grew-yo") is a color of horses in the dun family, characterized by smoky or mouse-colored, unlike a roan which is composed of a mixture of dark and light hairs. A lot of Grullos' ear tips and edging are a darker color and feature Face Masking, which is a face coloring in contrast with the body color. Grullo / Grulla Horses have Leg Barring or Tiger stripes at and above the hock. Same as the Dun, they have a Dorsal Stripe running down the back line.
The world grullo originates from the Spanish word "grulla", which refers to a slate-gray crane. Because of the Spanish origin of the name, some people will refer to a mare as a grulla and a stallion as a grullo.

He may get barring later when he shed out his foal coat.....?
Otherwise either bay or gray.

DakotaLuv 03-21-2010 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by thunderhooves (Post 581831)
either bay,gray, or grulla.
And welcome to the forum! Feel free to come to Horse Chat!

You can't get a grulla or a gray from that breeding.

DakotaLuv 03-21-2010 01:50 PM

From all I know of the sire and dam which isn't to much besides one is bay the other are your chances of coat colors...
58.34% -
33.33% -
8.33% -
Bay seems very likely to me especially after seeing his pic.

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