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Velvetgrace 06-16-2010 02:26 PM

What color is this colt? Red, Blue, Green????
 
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The pictures of the colt show that he is shedding around his eyex and nose a dark / blackish color. However, he was born red. The first two pictures show him at 2 months of age. The third photo shows him at 1 month of age, and the last photo shows him just a day old.

The sire is a dark chestnut and the dam is a buckskin. The sire has thrown a smokey black, several bays, sorrels, and palominos.

CheyAut 06-16-2010 02:30 PM

Chestnut, they often shed out DARK for their foal shed. Next shed he'll look normal chestnut again :)

draftrider 06-16-2010 04:00 PM

His momma is beautiful!!!

Alwaysbehind 06-16-2010 04:02 PM

Chestnut.

shesinthebarn 06-16-2010 04:36 PM

I have NO idea, but wanted to say that that mare is fabulous, and the baby looks like a prize as well! Not to snoop, but how are they bred?

Quixotic 06-16-2010 04:48 PM

He's chestnut.
btw, the sire doesn't carry the cream or extension genes, so the only reason he's had smokey black or palomino babies is because mom was carrying those genes (cream + extension for smokey black, just cream for palomino).

The mare is gorgeous, I love her colouring!

smrobs 06-16-2010 10:08 PM

I also agree with chestnut. He is about the same color my baby was as a newborn and now mine is a nice rich chestnut.

Velvetgrace 06-16-2010 10:29 PM

The colt's top side is Jackie Bee X Zippo Pine Bar and the bottom side (mare in the picture) is Double bred Watch Jo Jack.

I purchased the mare 2 years ago. I wanted a buckskin or somethiing other than a sorrel. I looked through a sale catalog and watched for two days at the sale and she was the last horse to sell of the ones that I had marked. Over the past two years I have blazed dozens of trails on her and she is very well mannered. She has also taught me a lot. The only down side is that she had foundered and showed the signs right after I got her. I am sure it was something that had happened before I bought her and was not told at the sale. Other than having to stay on top of keeping her feet trimmed and her diet I have nothing bad to say about her.

smrobs 06-16-2010 10:46 PM

I love two eyed jack horses. I actually used to have 2 sons of Watch Joe Jack out of a mare named My Ole Misty. They were 2 of the most amazing horses I ever had the priviledge of riding (and one was a stud). Whatever you paid for her was a bargain, I'm sure.

Oh, and just to give you an idea on your baby.....
This is my boy at 17 days old.
http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/i...g?t=1276742520

and here he is now.
http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/i...g?t=1276742727

Eliz 06-18-2010 12:31 AM

My BO has a baby JUST like that. His dam is grey and his sire is chestnut.


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