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Cayuse

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She's pretty! I love dapples of any color. I think she would be a called a "silver dapple" but I am not a color expert, not even close.
 

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Thank you for the pictures! They are both looking great. I love how Paxton has black down his back. He's a striking boy!

What a difference with Willow. I never would have guessed she was a dapple. I agree that she looks like a silver dapple though I am also not up on horse colors.
 

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Have to admit, none of our silvers are that dark on their winter hair! But I've seen pics of some that are almost that dark (look black) when shed/clipped for the show ring, so guess that would be possible

Our 2 homozygous silver mares are also both heterozygous black - and look golden when they are shed out after they fade in the sun and with their winter hair. They have both been mistaken for palomino, LOL.

January 2012 - Bell & Bit. Bit is closest to us in this pic (drives on the off or right side). They are 20 & 21 yrs old in this pic

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May 20th, 2012 - Bell is 20 yrs old.

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Koalah is our darkest mare - and has produced both our darkest foal and our lightest foal. Possible that the lightest is homozygous silver - haven't had her checked yet. Koalah is homozygous black, no agouti (bay gene), single silver, no sabino or frame, single tobiano.

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Koalah & Ranger - 4 May 2010. Ranger is heterozygous for cream, silver & black. Only foal out of Koalah to not be a pinto, however at least 2 stallions she was bred to were homozygous for tobiano...

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A pasture full of "faded" silvers - several are homozygous black, some are heterozygous black. 5 are only 1 silver gene - 3 not tested yet. Of the 3 not tested yet, 2 of those are homozygous black. Flower is a silver bay 1/2 shetland - tallest pinto near the back of the silver fillies. The lightest filly, Bunny, in the "middle" - is homozygous black - foal coat turned white not long after birth and stayed that way until she shed out her yearling year. She looks like a light silver right now with gold highlights.

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I guess I fibbed! I always forget Koalah's daughter's dark coloring when she was kept in the barn for conditioning and training for show.

Here she is before going to trainers - Feb 2012

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body clipped, staying in the barn 24/7 except for her yearling work outs. 10 april 2012

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Not sure when she was last body clipped. August 2012 - didn't go to Congress and I took this pic at the trainers in TX.

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October 2012 - again not sure when last body clipped.

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2013 - July - American Shetland Pony Congress. Pro pic

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and my pic -

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and on the 29th of July - back at our home in the pasture. She didn't seem to remember that she could stand under the trees or maybe she liked hanging out in the direct sunlight all the time... Flashi is homozygous for black, no agouti, single silver, single tobiano, no sabino.

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This is "Bunny" - Flashi's full sister. She has not been tested for silver, tobiano - but would be no agouti and homozygous black.

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Aw! They are beautiful!

I too have a mini called Willow, she is also a silver
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My colt is also a silver as far as I know.
 

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What a pretty girl! Seems like the mares (at least ours) has more sass than they really need ;) Sierra and Misty will give a little more attitude than Coal or Remi when being asked to do something. Generally they get over it *chuckle*

Can't wait to see your progress with this pretty girl!
 

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