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Gidget 09-19-2011 04:58 PM

black and greying out
For all those who are into genes and colors..My arab/welsh is greying out! But her mane and tail are jet back with two grey hairs on her the black tails and manes turn grey as they are greying out or what?

Speed Racer 09-19-2011 05:00 PM

Yes, they'll eventually gray/white out, too.

My fleabitten Arab gelding was a lovely steel gray with a black mane and tail when I first got him. Now he's completely grayed out and his mane and tail are white.

kayleeloveslaneandlana 09-19-2011 05:02 PM

Umm I would look at the parents and see if they have a black mane and tail or not. My horses are most likely going to keep their dark manes because one of the parents has a black mane. I would just go with it by age, Relan is fully white except his mane and tail. I hope your horse keeps the mane black because it turns out to be so gorgeous! :)

Gidget 09-19-2011 05:09 PM

Well her mama was a bay and wel bays have black tails.

Speed Racer 09-19-2011 05:09 PM

I'd like to see pictures of your horse showing that, Kaylee.

If the horse has the graying gene they generally have it everywhere in their hair coat, including the mane and tail.

A horse who grays out only on the body while keeping color in their mane and tail would be an oddity, and very interesting to see.

Gidget 09-19-2011 05:14 PM

this is her current color.

This is her mom and her when they were brought in

kayleeloveslaneandlana 09-19-2011 05:16 PM

Here is Relan's Father. He has the black mane and forelock, and the top of his tail is black but the end is white.
My horse
Relan's half sister Barra
Barra again
And Relan's daughter (relana)

Speed Racer 09-19-2011 05:28 PM

How old are these horses, especially the sire?

Looks like your girl is going to be a 'regular' gray, as does her sister.

Gidget 09-19-2011 05:28 PM

I'm just super excited to see how she will be turning out. never know what shade you'll get.

Gidget 09-19-2011 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by Speed Racer (Post 1178438)
How old are these horses, especially the sire?

Looks like your girl is going to be a 'regular' gray, as does her sister.

this is to the other post,right?

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