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lilkitty90 06-11-2010 11:20 AM

hey color guru's!! i'm curious!
ok i was looking through appaloosa sport horse websites and foudn this gorgeous girl. and her color is Astounding! she was born grulla. with the dark mane and tail. and at around a year or 2 old she turned a palomino color with a white mane and tail. while she is genetically grulla. so her gentics are Black with the dun modifer. but there is something else. and the people that own and breed the sport horses don't even know! ok now on to the pictures! lol first heres the website so you can see more pictures than i post lol i'm only gonna post a couple.
Appaloosa Sport Horse Ava Current Photos 072207
this is her at 3 days old
3 weeks old
3.5 months
5 months and you can see the leg barring
at one year
1 year 2 months
2 years
3 years
this is her at 4 year old
and lastly now at 5 years old
gorgeous horse. but i'm confused as to what modifer could change her color so drastically. any suggestions?

DressageIsToDance 06-11-2010 01:05 PM

I'm confused as well.

You would think she would have some sort of red gene to have a coat with such a clearly red base to it.

AnnaLover 06-11-2010 04:56 PM

Weird O.o But absolutely gorgeous! I like her grulla and palomino :)

ETA: Wow she's gorgeous at 3.5 months! I also really like her at 4 years

palominolover 06-11-2010 05:47 PM

gorgeous, i love her colouring.

RoCru 06-11-2010 06:16 PM

Wow, that's a dramatic difference!!! GORGEOUS!

BackInTheSaddleAgain 06-11-2010 06:22 PM

All I can say is WOW.

lilkitty90 06-11-2010 06:30 PM

well it's definitely not sooty or she'd be going the other way. i'm just curious as to if there is something else out there? or with the dun gene and apploosa gene if one of the normal modifers would give her this gorgeous change.

DressageIsToDance 06-12-2010 01:56 AM

She almost has the coloring of a nice flaxen chestnut. But then again, not really. and almost like a dark Amber Champagne, but of course, she is genetically grulla which is what throws me off here. I'm stumped after quite a bit of googling.

I mean, I have come up with some possible cases but all are ruled out by the fact she IS a grulla, and I cannot find any cases of a definite grulla who has turned this way. I want to say cream on grulla, that's my best guess.

CheyAut 06-12-2010 03:50 AM

She's appy, 'nuff said.

Lp, the appy gene, does some funky things to color. If she weren't appy, she'd be normal grulla ;)

TheLastUnicorn 06-13-2010 01:29 AM

I'm with the last poster.

I've seen the Lp gene reap havoc with all kinds of colors... nothing quite like this girl, but, if she's genetically grulla then I don't see what else could be causing it.

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