New foal color question...*New pics added on post 20 on 3/23*

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  1. CalSportHorses

    CalSportHorses Senior Member

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    We had a filly born on March 12th...
    What color do you think she is? She doesn't have any grey goggles, eye lashes, or other indications that I have seen on other foals that have greyed out.

    I look forward to hearing what all of you have to say!

    Mom is a grey by a Black and out of a Grey
    Moms pedigree: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/flames+fanttasy
    Dad is a dunskin by a perlino dun out of a bay
    Dads pedigree: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/csh+dun+in+gold

    Pics of foal (these pics were taken at about 4 hours old):
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  2. ACCphotography

    ACCphotography Senior Member

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    She's a black who will turn gray. Gray foals are born their adult color instead of typical foal coloring. In her case she was born black as night. A non gray black foal should be born a mousy silvery color.
     
  3. RiddleMeThis

    RiddleMeThis Senior Member

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    Yep ditto ACC completely.
     
  4. GingersMum

    GingersMum Senior Member

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    ACC I'm wondering if this is just different in friesans-I've foaled a few out and they are born that dark
     
  5. ACCphotography

    ACCphotography Senior Member

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    Yes it is different in Friesians and sometimes Fells. Not sure why.
     
  6. CalSportHorses

    CalSportHorses Senior Member

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    Thank you so much! All the greys I've had to date were born with either goggles or grey eyelashes. So this filly was a bit different for me.
     
  7. JBandRio

    JBandRio Senior Member

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    ACC, I gotta get you pictures of a friend's foal/mare. She was born an adult brown, and is still seal brown, no signs of graying. Granted she's just 3, but I TOTALLY expected her to have started graying by now! I know they can start late, but sheesh.
     
  8. ACCphotography

    ACCphotography Senior Member

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    Seals seem to be an exception. They can be born very dark. It's one of the ways to tell between seal and bay early on.
     
  9. Fancy That

    Fancy That Senior Member

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    Grey.

    I think it's a black that will grey. She is so pitch black, that I think she will grey (even though I agree, I don't see obvious goggles/eyelashes)

    Blacks that ARE NOT grey, are born MUCH lighter.

    Cute!
     
  10. gsagain

    gsagain Senior Member

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    There was a Welsh filly born a couple years ago that was black black. Both sire and dam were grey and I swore she would turn gray. But she's still black black.
    Dansa Fade to Black: http://www.dansaranchwelsh.com/thegirls.htm
    I don't see anything that shows she'll gray.
     

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