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minimule

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My stallion is a true grulla with a tiny white snip on his nose. He is LWO+. His sire was a bay and his dam was a red dun overo. I bred him to my palomino mare, this is the third time. Their first foal was a red dun frame overo, brown eyes. The second was a silver bay angel filly (birth defect). Now, their 3rd foal together is a palomino colt with sky blue eyes.

How did I get a palomino with this cross? I haven't tested Tommy for anything other than LW.

His other foals have been 2 grulla pintos, another red dun tovero, a silver grulla and a bay dun.
 

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Your stallion is Ee meaning he has one gene for the dominant black (from his sire) and one gene for red (from his dam). He happened to pass on the e this time and the foal had to get an e from the dam (since that's all a palomino would have). So the foal ended up ee (red-based). Then the mom also passed on the cream gene and you end up with a palomino.
Does that make sense?
 

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One, are you sure the palomino mare is palomino and not silver bay (I have a silver bay that is pale enough to pass for palomino)?

Two, They produced a silver bay before. So perhaps this foal is a very pale silver bay.

Just another color option to think about. Posting pics would help. Hint, Hint.
 

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How do you get a particular color on a foal? 2 options: You either buy it or you sell the mare bred. :DOH!
 

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OK...photos.....

Momma (an older photo)



Daddy



The kiddo.........

Mare and foal sure look palomino. So, stallion must be Ee (carry one copy of black and red); and mare threw her cream gene into the mix for this foal. Pretty darn cute little guy. Congratulations.
 

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