True, they are born a "regular" color, but in the vast, vast majority of situations, the foal coat color/tone/shade is very adult-like, as opposed to foal-like. In other words, bay foals are born with full black points, as opposed to mousy/fawn-y, blacks are born black as opposed to mousy/grayish, and chestnuts are born with chestnut lower legs as opposed to the very very pale, sometimes almost white, lower legs. The problem we're having here is we haven't seen a good, dried off picture of the whole body
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anyone know what the naming protocol of 12Z and 13Z represents?
12Z is a fantastic colt btw
It's standard in the TB industry to call the foal "[Year of Birth] Dam name" until the horse is officially named. So until 2006, Zenyatta was known as "04 Vertigineux." The 12Z and 13Z is just shorthand for "2012 Zenyatta" and "2013 Zenyatta."
Has anyone here ever seen a chestnut that grayed out that was born with orange-pink eye rims? Or a chestnut that stayed chestnut that was born with black rimmed eyes? I'd be interested to know because it has been 100% reliable in my experience.
Yes. My mare did. (Anglo-Arab breeding)
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I really don't have an opinion one way or another, but I've always thought it was interesting that Royal Diamond still didn't have any hint whatsoever of being a grey even at 3+ years old. Here's the proof:
IMO the photo link in post 29 is the best of all! And Tiffani, I agree - this mare has the softest eye I think I've ever seen - in all her pictures. There are couple shots of 12Z that are close enough - he seems to have that as well.
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