What colour would the foal be?

Discussion in 'Colour Questions' started by Marianne, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Marianne

    Marianne Gold Member

    Buckskin Stallion x Black mare:confused:
  2. lollyem

    lollyem Well-known Member

    From the Equine Colour Calculator
    Offspring Color Probability

    35.16% - Buckskin
    35.16% - Bay
    11.72% - Smoky Black
    11.72% - Black
    3.13% - Palomino
    3.13% - Chestnut
  3. mirawee

    mirawee Gold Member

    Yep, take your pick on colours :D

    Any idea what colour the parents of the two horses are? As if either horse has a chestnut parent then the odds of having a chestnut/palomino increase.

    To make it a bit easier, that mating will have a 50% chance of the foal being a dilute. Then chances of bay, black or chestnut would depend on what genes the horses are carrying as they are both "dominant" colours so "hide" what genes are present :)
  4. Marianne

    Marianne Gold Member


    The sire's parents were buckskin and black. The sire is actually black, sorry was doing too much this morning when I posted the thread.

    The black was put over a bay mare. The the foal is chestnut I think. We weren't sure if the buckskin grandsire had pulled through.

    Thanks for the link.
  5. lollyem

    lollyem Well-known Member

    Is it possible the sire was a smokey black (possible if his sire was bucky)? Smoky black x bay gives you the similar outcome. A buckskin can never skip a generation or pop up - one parent has to be a dilute (pali/bucky/smokey/cremello/perlino) for the foal to be dilute.

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