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dmhstacy

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I have to register this colt (he is one i am growing on)

But I can not work out what his base colour is.

firstly the history.

Sire: Black Sabino (has been producing black & bay foals)

Gsire: Silver Dapple pinto

Gdam: Bay Sabino

Dam: Chestnut Pinto

Gsire: Chestnut appy sabino

gdam: chestnut pinto

photo shows him as foal with his dam

and then a zoomed in shot of his colour when clipped ( i know clipped makes it hard).

Now (i dont have a current photo) he appears black

I know he is sabino

But the base colour I dont know.

He has a bit of white coming thorugh his mane & tail - but i thought that might be the sabino



 
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justjinx

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His base color appears to be black.

He also appears to have the sabino white hairs spread through his black hairs.

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He looks silver dapple in the baby pic.

Do you have more pictures of him older unclipped and clipped, and with him completely on it?
 

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I agree....it's very hard to tell from clipped photos...and photos that only show a small area of the horse. For instance......a Silver Bay will many times look just like a Silver Dapple...but in full coat, will have the red coloring again & be readily identified as a Silver Bay. Clipped colors can be so deceptive. But the dam's forelock DOES suggest that she may be carrying the silver gene....so that is a "possibility".

I'm having pretty much the same problem with my colt. He was born Bay Sabino/Frame Overo. Clipped out looking very dark brown..almost black. But that is common on bays when clipped. His body hair came back in red & I assumed his lower legs would start growing back in black (as they would on a bay)....but they have grown in a silvery gray? His mane & tail are definitely black & no silver in his background. Maybe his legs will blacken with age, but he is sure a strange color combination right now. I've had many bay babies & haven't seen this particular coloring on the lower legs before.
 

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I think he's a chestnut sabino. I think he'll get adult color like his mom. If dad is a black he would have to be bred to a bay mare or a chestnut carrying a agouti (aka bay gene) because a black cannot hide bay. I love his white face


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