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I was curious if you have had the experience of buying a colt of one color only to have it completely change color growing up? I was thrilled when I bought a colt who is a registered dark chestnut quarter horse and ended up with a dapple gray. His sire was pure white when he died and he has several grays in his pedigree. Here he is as a foal and now!
 

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Any horse with a grey gene will do this. No horse is born grey and each one changes differently over time. Very neat to observe, though
 
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It so interesting to watch greys change colors!!!
 
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OP, You are a lucky duck!

That color grey is my DREAM color. *sigh* What a happy mistake for you. ;-)
 

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He will get even lighter as he ages.

Aside from grey and the infamous Appaloosas, no horse will actually change color, though some go through pretty drastic changes, especially roans!
 

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OP, You are a lucky duck!

That color grey is my DREAM color. *sigh* What a happy mistake for you. ;-)
I sure am! I did know the genetics of grays but never bothered to check his pedigree until he started to change. Didn't suspect a thing!
Love the pictures here!:D
 

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Actually his sire was pure white when he died at age 11. I'd kinda like him to stay dark dapple but suppose I will be struggling to keep a white horse clean eventually! He is 9 years in this picture.
 
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