Janet It looks like the foal is very dark. Most black foals are born a mousey color that darkens when they shed their baby coat. Most blacks that are going to grey are born dark, and then grey out. Look around his eyes for any grey hairs. With the sire and dam both grey even if they are both heterozygous you have a 75% chance of him greying.
Cathy Posted From: 188.8.131.52
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 08:37 pm:
I read the post wrong. sorry His sire wasn't grey, but colored. That will change the chance to 50% unless mom is homozygous. Cathy
Thanks Cathy - don't know Mum's status (other than that I don't like standing behind her!)
But yes, sire was coloured, by a coloured stallion out of a bay mare. He has no sign of spectacles or any grey hairs in the black - so just keeping my fingers crossed.
Won't need to guess next year - she's being AI'd on Monday to my grey stallion - so I think we can put money on a grey next year!
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