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    Default Black smudge "sock"...what will this become?

    I'm curious...my new baby has a black smudge for a sock:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

    It doesn't wrap all the way around but NONE of her socks is even remotely symmetrical. I've never seen this kind of black "sock". Will it just end up blending in with the black points she'll develop later in life?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassy's Mom View Post
    I'm curious...my new baby has a black smudge for a sock:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

    It doesn't wrap all the way around but NONE of her socks is even remotely symmetrical. I've never seen this kind of black "sock". Will it just end up blending in with the black points she'll develop later in life?
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    Link fixed!!!



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    How interesting! I look forward to seeing what others say. Congrats on your beautiful foal
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    Interesting!!

    FWIW (likely not a whole lot! ) I knew a chestnut arab with a black sock. He was absolutely chestnut, and the sock was absolutely black. He was full grown and teenaged, so no foal weirdness. He had two or three white socks as well.

    It was just one of those weird genetic things.

    I am eager to hear what people have to say about your filly! She is adorable!



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    Maybe it's a somatic mutation? Like these foals:

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5...ginlo1_500.jpg

    http://www.whitehorseproductions.com..._van_gogh1.jpg

    Basically a gene is switched off, which causes odd patches of color.



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    Cool! It looks like what black legs look like as a baby. Somatic mutation would be so cool. I'm jealous.



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    too cool! I'm guessing somatic mutation too, although I've not seen one on a lower leg before. Sadly it will blend with her leg once her points blacken.



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    Adorable foal and very pretty mare!



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    Very neat! And such a pretty filly! Congratulations!
    We had a dark bay filly born in 2009 with one normal black front fetlock/pastern and the other was silvery-grey that was obviously a different color. (I'll see if I can dig up the photos). As a coming 4 year old you can't tell the difference any longer - they're both plain black and unremarkable.

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    Is the foal chestnut? Looks like it, but not sure with the lighting of the photo. Wonder if it will stay more visable since her coat color is so much different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sempiternal View Post
    Maybe it's a somatic mutation? Like these foals:

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5...ginlo1_500.jpg

    http://www.whitehorseproductions.com..._van_gogh1.jpg

    Basically a gene is switched off, which causes odd patches of color.

    Wow!! Very neat.
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