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Plains Drifter 10-06-2010 05:31 PM

Speaking of grullas....have a question. Color gurus needed.
 
I'm wondering if my colt Chase has any chance of shedding out to a grulla. I would have said no, until today.

This is his grandsire (grulla):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...olshadykat.jpg

This is his sire (grulla):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...g_w300h289.jpg

This is his mother (buckskin?):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...g_w560h231.jpg

His baby pic:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...g_w560h337.jpg

Here are some photos I took of Chase today. He is shedding out the reddish color on his face to black. I had a dun last year (Lilly) and she kept her reddish face even through the winter.

His face:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ose/007-12.jpg

His stripe (looks brown):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...rose/018-5.jpg

Leg barrings:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ose/014-12.jpg

Ears:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ose/013-10.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ose/012-14.jpg
Back of ear:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ose/004-13.jpg

Whole body:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ose/002-19.jpg

I can't imagine that he will..but he has some characteristics of the grulla and some of the dun. So I'm completely confused.

Plains Drifter 10-06-2010 06:37 PM

Nvm..I think I found my answer:

http://www.grullablue.com/colors/foa...un_9months.jpg

FOAL COLORS: Photos of newborn foals to help identify color

and yet:

http://www.grullablue.com/colors/foalcolors.htm#grullo

Nvm..I am still confused..lol!

Plains Drifter 10-06-2010 06:49 PM

I'm still talking to myself it seems. But found something that looks exactly like him. So from what I'm reading..my Lillie was a bay dun...and he is...<drum roll> a brown dun.

Dun Central Station - Brown/Bay Dun Colors & Markings

smrobs 10-06-2010 07:18 PM

Wish I could help you out but I will mention again how gorgeous he is :D.

mliponoga 10-06-2010 07:20 PM

Well if he doesn't you can send him to Michigan :-) I'm looking for a dun colt or filly to start working with right now with no luck.

HorsePoornBigSky 10-06-2010 07:30 PM

Cute little guy. He looks dun though. On my phone the dam looks bay or possibly dun.
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lilruffian 10-06-2010 07:42 PM

Dun no matter what! (I was so dissapointed when my filly didn't keep her stripe ha ha although i had a very good feeling she wouldn't. Still a gorgeous girl) You'll just have to wait & see. Will be exciting! :D
Alot of the time people mistake a horse that is actually grulla for something else because their shades vary so much & alot of them change color during the year.
Right now he looks like a dun but you're right, his face looks like it will be rather dark which is a grulla characteristic that the faces are quite black.

sswtness75 10-06-2010 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by lilruffian (Post 773483)
Alot of the time people mistake a horse that is actually grulla for something else because their shades vary so much & alot of them change color during the year.

I disagree. Most of the time people make the mistake of calling a dun a grulla. I have a friend with a black on the face, dorsal, primitive markings on the legs, so on and so forth... He is a dun, not a grulla. It takes more than a black face to make a grulla.

Plains Drifter 10-06-2010 08:05 PM

Well, the brown dun discription fits him to a tee. But it will definately be fun to watch him as he matures.

Smrobs. You would LOVE his personality. He takes his time and thinks about things, but once he's figured it out, he's like ok...and then takes it all in stride. He's just now decided that I'm ok to be with him. He has finally started looking for me; walking up to me, nickering to me, and in general accepting my presence. I think I'm gonna LOVE him.

The other day I was going to take him on a stroll down the driveway and back. I get to the end of the drive way (about 1/2 mile from the house) and I realize that I had gotten so busy with him that I'd left the water on for the calves. I didn't want it to run over, so I asked him to trot, and he trotted all the way home with me. Of course, back at the barn I was weezing like a crazy person. It sucks to be that out of shape, lol! Wasn't fair. He wasn't even breathing heavily.

Plains Drifter 10-06-2010 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mliponoga (Post 773461)
Well if he doesn't you can send him to Michigan :-) I'm looking for a dun colt or filly to start working with right now with no luck.

Aww..think he's going to be a keeper. I'm just in love with him too much.


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