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RockRiverTiff

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I think from what I've seen on the forum this filly is a smokey black with the silver gene, but having never actually had one it's pretty much a wild guess. Her dam was a palomino. Her sire appears to be a smutty buckskin, but her paternal sister is a silver buckskin out of a traditional buckskin mare, so I think he must carry silver. You can see that her forelock and mane are a mixed mousy/tan color and her tail to me is the clearest indicator that she carries silver. Her eyes are not amber exactly, but are definitely a lighter and golder shade of brown than my other horses. What do you guys think?





 

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She looks like my silver black gelding, Cruiser. He tested Ee aa Zn and no cream. You can see him on the mini geldings page on my website www.CheyAutRanch.com

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The "chocolate" rockies that are that color are silver black


Here are some photos of Cruiser... couldn't put them here before since I was in the middle of uploading photos to my photobucket ;)







Here's his winter coat



 

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Jessi, I own and have seen several silver black minis, but I've never seen one quite like yours! He's pretty cool! Dusty's pasture mate is actually a silver black, but even sun bleached and ready for another clip there's a clear difference. This is the only picture I could find of the two of them (taken from the background of a picture of another horse), but you can kind of see what I mean about Dusty's mane and forelock compared to Dora's. Plus Dora definitely has silver tones on her body while Dusty's undertones seem to be more chocolate. She's registered as a grulla, but I'd like to have that corrected when I transfer her papers.



(And thanks for the compliments Erika and Brandi--I'm pretty fond of her regardless of color.)

EDITED to say that those photos sure make a convincing case, but I've never had a silver black like this before!
 
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I have a filly here that I wonder if she doesn't carry cream even though she is what I would call silver dapple (no dapples!). She is a taupe color pinto with very light brown to amber colored eyes. I can't seem to locate a picture of her to post. Her sire is a buckskin and her dam is a silver bay roan pinto. I wonder if your filly is the same 'color'?
 

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yup she is the same color as a colt I had last year sired by a perlino and out of a silver dapple mare.. He is a smokey silver black. He does look like a chocolate rocky mountain horse in color.
 

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I would see it as very possible she is smokey silver black (black, silver, cream). She is very pretty!!!
 

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