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reiningfan 07-17-2011 10:04 PM

Evolution of a grey
I thought this might be interesting for some of you to see. This is Riley, my now 2 year old Appaloosa gelding. They aren't the greatest pictures, but they give you an idea of how fast he greyed.

As a suckling foal

At weaning time

Mid October of his weanling year
As a yearling with a buddy

Coming 2.

His spots greying

reiningfan 07-17-2011 10:14 PM

smrobs 07-17-2011 10:16 PM

Holy goggles, batman!! That first pic is so cute.

Boy howdy, he did gray out fast. I don't think I've ever seen one go white quite that quickly.

NdAppy 07-17-2011 10:21 PM

LP with grey tends to do that smrobs. :-)

tbstorm 07-17-2011 10:21 PM

haha ya wow that was deffs fast! hes a cutie though! i love watching greys, grey out!

reiningfan 07-17-2011 10:26 PM

My personal theory has to do with him also having an Appy pattern. The breeder's stallion was grey and ALL of the grey foals that also had a pattern greyed out super fast. The ones that are characteristic, but without an actual pattern did not grey out as fast.

My other gelding Boots also greyed out super fast as well. I'll get some pics of him up as soon as I find them on my photobucket.

reiningfan 07-17-2011 10:53 PM

Here is my other gelding as a 3 year old with my daughter

This month in our pasture

2 weeks ago with my daughter

Chiilaa 07-17-2011 11:07 PM

Yup, as ND said, Appys with grey do tend to grey out awful quick. Beautiful boy though :-)

csimkunas6 07-18-2011 05:56 PM

Wow!! What a transformation!! Great looking boy!!!

Faceman 07-19-2011 11:52 AM

Haha...that didn't take long. The heck with all those in between colors greys go through.

Your "other gelding" has obviously never been late to dinner...he is a solid dude...

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