we had a fuzzy orange filly shed out a beautiful black bay. Then we instantly knew her name was Ava, a dark haired beauty. I wish that we had known that before her inspection naming. But, yes, she was ORANGE!
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It would be easier to say for certain with pictures. Also do you have pictures of the dam before she greyed out, or know what base color the dam is? Any color can turn grey if the grey gene is there. Your filly could be grey too.
If the sire is a chestnut he is not carrying the black gene and can only pas on red (chestnut) but could be carrying Agouti and pass on that. If the dam is a bay underneath the grey than she could pass on bay.
You haven't really given enough info to say either way.
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Some from when she was born and a few the day after I clipped her.
The clipped photos, you can see the roots of her mane are dark and when you look at it closely it is black. The roots of her tail are coming in black as well. There is also, dark brown hair that is ringing her eyes.
Also, mom is in some of the photos and there is one of mom at 2 yrs old.
Does she have some Welsh in her? I ask because my cob filly at three is every shade of chestnut right now and her mane is every color known to the horse world. She always seems to be changing.
She is lovely no matter what color she is. Have fun at Devon.
No black on her legs above the socks. She is chestnut. I have had several chestuts with a lot of black hairs in their mane and tail. Liver and darker chestnut often has that. The black comes in after a month or so and makes a sharp contrast. The inside (new growth) of the tail hairs are also black.
Poniesofmydreams- Yes her sire is Twyford Cadog a Sec A and moms breeding is unknown but seems VERY welshy.
Glad to hear you all like her too. The best part is she is SO sweet. She doesn't bite or kick or anything. When you give her a scratch she grooms you back and when you call her name in the field she whinnys and comes running.
She could end up a liver chestnut. Seeing black/very dark hairs coming through a baby chestnut coat is consistent with ending up with a liver chestnut or very rich chestnut horse. Although she doesn't look like she inherited the grey gene in her foal coat its still a possibility. A chestnut horse going grey will appear to be turning bay as the mane, tail and bits of the coat go darker before the lighter grey hairs are obvious. I'd say you need to wait for her to shed her coat a few more times before you know for sure what you end up with. Too bad they don't have a genetic test for liver chestnut yet, there is one for grey.