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What colout is this 5 month old colt?
This is my Miniature Shetland pony foal, Pip, who is now 5 months. We are still unsure of his colour though, what with the grey legs,dark chestnut body and whitish mane. I was wondering if maybe you knew. It would really help :)
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Any chance of a bigger

Any chance of a bigger picture? He could be silver bay, chestnut with flaxen, or perhaps even regular bay. If I had to choose it would be between silver bay and chestnut with flaxen. If we could see the eyelashes, ear tips and pasterns that could help. What color are his parents and what color were his eyelashes when he was born?

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Miniture shetland = British

Miniture shetland = British Shetland I think, and British Shetlands do not carry the silver gene. I would say just bay.

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His sire is flaxen chestnut and his dam is bay. This picture is him when he was about 1 month old, maximum.

These are his pasterns:

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With the additional pics, I

With the additional pics, I agree with bay. His points will most likely darken as he gets older.

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He's Bay- foals are almost

He's Bay- foals are almost always born with cream legs, it is thought to be a camouflage thing...

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13 months now

He's now 13 months old but is actually getting paler by the day. His mane is a greyish colour with white strands and his face is made up of chestnut and white hair. The chestnutish colour is consistent all over although his body isn't as white. I was thinking maybe he was chestnut but his legs are very dark grey and his tail and mane are also grey. I haven't got any photos right now but I'll post some later. Bay seemed likely at first but he's so pale I'm not so sure

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Oh and I forgot to mention

Oh and I forgot to mention the random white spots on his bum!

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Oh and I forgot to mention

Oh and I forgot to mention the random white spots on his bum!

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In the picture you have put

In the picture you have put up he is Bay, so the answers you got are correct. Are you sure of his parentage as it sounds to me as if he is Appy or Grey.....

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Is appy spotting a

Is appy spotting a possibility?  That could explain alot.  

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I've found some recent photos. They don't show his whole body, mainly his head and shoulders and the bright light doesn't help, I'll get more soon! rabbitsfizz, that is kind of a problem! The vet said that his dad was the chestnut, but we did have a colt at the time, ungelded, who was around 6 months old and he was appaloosa. Now I am doubting what the vet said, as he said it just according to colour.

I will try to get more photos of his body.

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More photos

I now have about 1000 photos which I am going to post!

photo 1

photo 2

And that was the last one! Hope they help

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I do believe he carries LP.  

I do believe he carries LP.  He has sclera, spotted skin around his eyes, and I bet he has striped hooves also.  Add that to the spotting on his bum and I def think he has LP.  

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Thanks!

Thanks, that's really helpful! 13 months I've been wondering! Do you think the white spots will spread or not?

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Yes, all LP horses get whiter

Yes, all LP horses get whiter as they grow older. The varnish out.

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Not all LP horses white out.

Not all LP horses white out. Some only roan out minimally and some not at all. Most do, but not all.

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