Color experts, whaddya think? ( or what color will my foal grow up to be?)
This is a one day old TB filly out of a grey mare by a chestnut stallion.
We have a lot of experience with grey horses around our place but haven't had one born like this. Our greys are usually born solid with rings around their eyes and mouth etc.
This filly's head is really like a solid chestnut - but none of the rings etc we notice on ours that grey. You can see what her body looks like! Never had a grey born like this.
Could she be a Rabicano? That would be nice... grey is kind of getting common at our place!
I have a coming 3 yr-old whose father was gray and mother chestnut. This is her as a baby. She has been the most funky colored horse her whole life. Finally as she is beginning to shed this spring, I am seeing graying at the back of her ears and a few other places. Not much in this pic to indicate she would eventually go gray.