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SHANA

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This is Sky my 2005 mini filly. She arrives here in a little over a week. She was not registered properly colour wise.(black appaloosa) so would like to change it when i transfer her into my name. She was born a bay, her sire is sorrel and her dam is sorrel appaloosa. Here is her first photo http://groups.msn.com/SPHArabians/horsesow...oto&PhotoID=306 (before being shaved)

2nd photo is after she was shaved http://groups.msn.com/SPHArabians/horsesow...oto&PhotoID=308

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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she cute.. i donno the color, maybe bay or dark chestnut.. can only see her head.. so i can say.. & these mini colours can so confusing!
lol

they shold be like regular horse


i know how you feel, i don't get my filly untill july 31.. from sandra from bucknell minis...

paticens is a vertue i guess


desiree
 

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The colours are the same for any horse, any size. She is Bay, no Appy characteristics.
 

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First off, your filly wasn't the only one registered incorrectly as far as color is concerned. A bay horse cannot have parents that are sorrel and sorrel appaloosa. Two sorrels can produce only sorrel. Therefore, if she is a bay, one of her parents must have been a silver bay.

In the first picture she is definitely bay; in the 2nd one I'd have said she looks chestnut, except for the black ear tips...she is bay.
 

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Missed that
You are quite right, the parents colour is incorrect, but the foal is Bay, NOT black Appaloosa!!
 

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You're all right....how anyone could register her as a black appaloosa is beyond me!
She must not be registered AMHA....as they require photos & would never register her that way.

She is a darling little "bay" girl.
 

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Hi,

Her sire is a sorrel. The dam is whitish, with appy characteristics and sorrel spotting on her. I'll try to scan a photo of dam. I thought to register her a bay and if she changes when I get her permanent papers then I will do so. I hope she stays bay to be honest. She is a very pretty girl whatever colour she will be.
 

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Shana, the Appy spots MUST be Bay or Black. Two red based animals CANNOT produce ANYTHING except a Red.
 

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Like Rabbitsfizz said, 2 red based (sorrel) horses cannot produce a black based (bay) horse--your filly is bay and so one of those parents is not a sorrel.

Looking at the photo of Gallagher...it is possible that he is a silver bay. As for the dam, she looks "red" all right, but is that the red of a sorrel....or the red of a bay; again, it looks possible that she could be black based. Do you have pictures of the parents of these 2 horses?

Bays simply do not come from 2 sorrel parents!
 

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I agree- neither animal is a "simple" colour, but, whatever, either one parent is misidentified or one parent is not one of the parents!!! The foal is Bay, it HAS to have a black based parent.
 

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Your new baby is a bay. The foal's sire is a silver bay.

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Hi Should I register Sky as a silver bay as her mane and tail are not pure black, but starting to go brownish or should I just register her bay with black mane and tail for mane and tail colour. Any help will be appreciated.
 
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