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dawnspaintedacres
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what color is this filly?

this filly is out of my blue(brown) roan stallion and my sorrel overo mare- she is odd colored and I will get a more recent pic of her- the tail is what throws me off- I registered her brown but am not quite sure someone please help.

Daylene Alford
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She is brown.  The tail is

She is brown.  The tail is most likely baby fuzz that will will shed as she ages. 

dawnspaintedacres
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filly now

This is her today about 5 minutes ago

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here is her tail-

Here is a pic of her tail close up- don't think it is going to lose the coloring as she has gray/silver hairs all through it to the bone.

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Would you happen to have an

Would you happen to have an current photo of the stallion?

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Here are a couple pics of

Here are a couple pics of Champ the sire to this filly.

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Might first thought was that

Might first thought was that maybe the roan was actually a gray and she was graying.  Gray is often confused with roan,  I see that quite often.  However, after seeing the sire, I don't see any sign of gray with him.  

She is a bit of a puzzle isn't she?  The tail could still darken as she ages.  You could also test for silver.  It is possible, although highly unlikely, that the dam is a hidden silver carrier.  I'm assuming your in the US?  

It could also be a case of Gulastra plume.  It is not know at this time what causes Gulastra plume but it might be related to Sabino.   It affects the tail but not the mane.  

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I knew there was no gray. I

I knew there was no gray. I have been studying the colors and hers has just thrown me for a loop. I was wondering if maybe a silver hidden there somewhere. I may test her this next spring and see. Thank you for your help.