Greying Out???

Discussion in 'Colour Questions' started by Piwi, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Piwi

    Piwi New Member

    well i am confused,
    my mare had a chestnut and white pinto foal on the 8th november,
    the foal (Asha) has started to loose her foal coat and is going a very dark colour but her legs look like they are going grey, i thought for a horse to grey out one parent had to be grey?,
    Asha's dam is chestnut and white and her sire is a chestnut, could she be going grey or just changing colour to a dark chestnut with lighter legs?
    have taken some photos and will post them when they are uploaded to photobucket,
    any feedback would be great
    thanks :)
  2. Piwi

    Piwi New Member

    here are some pics
    front legs
    back legs
    head and front
    and the side
  3. citygirl

    citygirl Gold Member

    no not grey...just changing colour I'd say...but she looks very "light" around her eyes ?

    is there ANY grey hairs around them ???
  4. Piwi

    Piwi New Member

    no haven't seen any grey hairs around her eyes,
    when she was born she had alot of pink around her eyes though but they have darkened up alot now as well
  5. mysticmoondancer04

    mysticmoondancer04 Well-known Member

    She cant go grey without a grey parent **)
  6. Tintara

    Tintara Well-known Member

    Exactly **)

    She is just going through that funny interim foal coat stage. I had a bay filly born years ago who went almost black at about 6 weeks and I thought 'beauty, she's going to be a mahogany bay like Dad ....' but as soon as her first coat grew through properly she turned into a bright clear coated red bay just like Mum (and she is still that colour 11 years on). Some of my palys go through a very smutty looking stage too but it is just their dark skin showing through their coat as they shed their foal fluff.
  7. Piwi

    Piwi New Member

    thanks everyone for your replies i didn't think she could grey out,but she did have me confused lol :eek:

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