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albahurst

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be present and be hiding in a chestnut pinto foal? Or, does the silver gene always present itself?

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Peggy, you got it right! Yes silver can hide in a red based horse. As can agouti, the gene that will turn a black horse bay.
 

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Thanks! I was kind of curious because my little Lotso filly is a chestnut pinto out of a silver bay mare and chestnut pinto sire. I guess if I want to know for sure, I will need to have it tested. Thanks for the info!

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I'd have NEVER guessed that red mare had silver so that sure does prove the point of not being able to see it. Love the color on both her and the baby
 
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