3 day old Bay colt with silver legs, is he going to go grey?? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 70 Old 03-09-2019, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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I have a newborn colt and he is a odd color he was born a red color with grey legs and black at the bottom by his grey hooves. His father is a grey Andalusian and his mother is a Bay Quarter horse. In the pictures you can’t really see his legs but I’ll try to get some when I get home. Do you guys think that he will grey out? The pictures of him out in the snow was on day one the one inside the barn is day 2. He also have white in his tail.
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post #2 of 70 Old 03-09-2019, 01:37 PM
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At the moment he looks as if he is going to be bay. His leg colouring at the moment, if normal for bays.

He might start to go grey but usually that begins to show with roaning around the eyes.

Please do not leave him unattended with that halter on nylon halters are dangerous on young foals as they will not break should they get snagged.
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Aww I am hoping he is going to grey. Don’t worry I was working with him and took it off after I was done. 🙂 his mother was way lighter on the legs then him her legs were fawn his are grey so I found it a bit off.
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You will find out if he's going to go grey as he ages. They do it gradually. Even Lipizzaners who are white, are born dark. You have a good chance that he may, as a lot of the Spanish bred horses like his sire, carry the grey gene! Either way, he's beautiful!
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post #5 of 70 Old 03-09-2019, 03:07 PM
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I'm just here for the pictures. LOL

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post #6 of 70 Old 03-09-2019, 03:34 PM
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I'm just here for the pictures. LOL

Me too.

But he is gorgeous. As he ages you may find that his color changes, could be from either side. Depends on which parent has the dominate genes.

Again, he is gorgeous, keep us updated....


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Thank you! 🙂 I hope so the stallion’s father was grey and mother was white and the colt’s mother’s father was black and mother was a red dun I believe.
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So the sire of this baby MAY be homozygous for grey....cute baby!
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Ya They never did a DNA test on the stud so they have no idea but I hope he is it would be really cool to have a grey since I already have my bay.
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These are of a foal out of a seal brown mare by a bay stallion. The legs can be anything from cream to fawn to grey. This horse has no grey possibility but the legs are very grey. Napping pic is hours old. The other is from day 3. The Andalusian has a base color that is being hidden by the grey. Depending on whether the mare (white would be completely greyed out) and the stallion each passed a gray gene to your foal's stallion your horse may have gotten grey or not. If both of the stallions parents passed grey to him then he is homozygous and baby will eventually grey out. Baby looks brown rather than bay. I have found grey legs to be more common with brown foal coats and the fawn or cream to be more common to bay foal coats.
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