Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Color Surprise

Last week I was grooming Emi as the sun set. As I was working on her I noticed a patch of white hairs on her right side. The light was fading quickly I called my dad over to see if he saw them too. Yep, it's not just me! I'm not sure what this means in terms of her color. She does not have white hair coming in on her left side. It's hard to see in pictures although I think you will be able to see it here. 


Color people- what do you think she's doing? I've heard of rabicano and so I decided to check her tail. She does have some white hair coming in on both sides...Of course I had to double check all of this against Roz, who has a few grey hairs, but nothing else. 


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  1. ooh interesting! isabel also has some random roaning going on, and those weird little white 'bird catcher' spots.

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    1. Bird catcher spots are so interesting!

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  2. Oh, neat. It could well be rabicano. I don't see that typical barring above the tail, though the pictures don't quite show that part. I'll have to find a picture of Tristan's tail to show you what I mean.

    I think rabicano greying around the tail is limited to the tail hairs themselves, though I could be wrong. It'll be interesting to see how she develops!

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    1. Yeah...I was thinking that rabicano is something that would develop more over time.

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  3. I've been told it's fairly common with the welsh D's...my bay mare has a ton of white hairs throughout her coat (and a lot of grey in her mane and tail) She was actually a silver bay color at one point, but has now darkened up considerably (color test also said she's 'just bay' ? :) I'll see if I can dig up the article re: cob colors I'm thinking of...

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    1. That's interesting! Thanks for sharing. I had no idea.

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  4. Most of the Cobs I know, which are all from Lisa's line, have white patches, and white hairs. Many of them are subtly sabino too, with a chin spot and speared socks. Connor has a white patch on his shoulder, another on his butt, and gets more white hairs through his coat every year. I don't think of it as a type, though, I'm interested to hear what people say.

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    1. Cool! It's definitely an interesting topic and it's fun to see how their color turns out.

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  5. It looks likely. You will be able to tell more clearly when she sheds in the spring. it is hard to see the ticking in the Winter coat. If she is rabicano She should get more and more every year, particularly on her barrel and around the flanks.

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    1. I can't wait to see what she looks like in the spring!

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  6. Interesting! Maybe she'll roan some?

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    1. That was my first thought, although from what I read...she would have been roan by the time she shed her baby coat.

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  7. Roscoe has gotten more white hairs as he has grown up, but his great grandmother is roan so that may be where he gets it from. Rosemary his dam is black, but she has a bit of random white hairs on one side.
    It will be cool to see how she progresses. I love seeing the different Cob coat colors.

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    1. Sounds like it may just be a Cob thing!?

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  8. That's so cool! I bet it is rabicano. I look forward to seeing how it develops. :)

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