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RJRMINIS

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We had a new colt born yesterday morning, Mom is solid black, sire is a black & white pintaloosa. When he was wet I thought solid black, then as he dried he lightened up, so now I am debating between bay or a darker buckskin........which I can't figure out with the dam and sire being the colors they are.

Would love opinions on his color!







Here is his sire:

 

Magic

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Is there any way that the dam could be a dark bay instead of black? Genetically speaking, you just can't get a bay (which is what your foal looks to be) out of two black parents. Or maybe the stallion is the dark bay?
 

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Cute baby....with lots of possibilites.


Either one of the parents could actually be "smokey black" and carry the creme gene.

Or...either one of the parents could actually be a black/bay and carry agouti.

So, your little guy could be Bay, smokey black, dark buckskin, or could end up just plain black.
 

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I was so concentrated on the color question that I forgot to say CONGRATULATIONS!!
 

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Not a color expert. But I thought you had to have dark legs in and the characteristics there to have a buckskin. I would say bay myself.

Congrats! He's cute!
 

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I would guess you've got a cute little bay! (I'm looking at both his coat and the color of the tufts in his ears.)
 
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