I've have a chestnut mare bred to a grey stud for a summer foal next year. Both of her parents are chestnut. The stud's sire was gray, but I'm not sure of the dam. He is a bay-based gray, so I'm guessing his dam is a bay...
I'm curious to know what I could get with this cross. She produced a palomino when bred to a palomino.
I'm gonna put my money on a chestnut!!! LOL!! Sorry, I feel your pain...I bred my chestnut mare to a spotted black roan with a bald face and high stockings on all 4 and I got a (drumroll please) chestnut. Granted he's got more chrome then mom (2 hind socks and a wide blaze), but when the two of them stand together it's hard to tell them apart! He's a carbon of her!
My understanding is that you would have a 50% chance of gray (and roan) as long as one of the parents is gray (or roan). So this is very good odds but that darn chestnut gene pops up all the time, when you least expect it! My chestnut mommy is out of a bay mare and a black stud. The bay's sire was chestnut (this is where I think it came from, LOL) and the black studs dad had two black parents.
Edited to add the roan gene info too!
(Message edited by twhgait on November 04, 2005)
Please note that opinions, product information, advice or suggestions posted on this bulletin board are not necessarily those of the management at Equine-Reproduction.com nor does the maintenance of the post position indicate an implicit or any endorsement of that information, opinion or product.
Further, although we have the greatest respect for the posters offering assistance here, you are advised to seek a consultation with your veterinarian prior to using information obtained from this board if it is of a veterinary nature.Proud to be sponsored and supported by: