For Palomino fans... a question and some foal pics...

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Here are some pics of my Arab boy Tobago's latest foal, out of a Rollestone Stud's Hungarian Warmblood cremello mare Aria. I am very ignorant about palominos and I was wondering - can one tell early on if a foal is going to be a 'good' palomino colour? (I'm not even exactly sure what that would be, but I know that palomino-enthusiasts are quite fussy about it!)

Also, does anyone know if different shades of chestnut produce different shades of palomino? i.e. - would a darker chestnut parent give you a darker pally foal?

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I know nothing - but what a beautiful foal!!

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Ditto!
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He is a beautiful colour - I'm not a fan of the darker palominos, the ones that look like a chestnut but with a flaxen mane and tail, but he's a gorgeous clotted cream colour. I could just eat him all up.
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lovely foaly.

For info our mare was out of a dirty palo mare, who had a little black and was by a liver chestnut stallion. At 9 she is what many would call a perfect palo colour a deep gold pure white mane and tail. Can't post pics on here but happy to email the combos if you want to PM me,

as a foal she was darker than that one, much more of a sorrel really. She has kept the same colour of palo, gets slightly paler in summer in the sun but barely!
 

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I know nothing at all sorry, only that he is stunning, and is going to be a handsome beast like his dad! Would love to see what he looks like when he's all grown up, don't think i've seen a cross like that before.

I think it's about time we had some photos of the man himself to drool over too
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How's he doing now?
 

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I used to have a palomino who was rejected from the stud and not used for breeding as she had some black in her coat which is an imperfection of the colour apparently. She didn't have a black patch as such just that area which was a small 20cm circle was darker than the rest of her coat. Hope that helps a bit. I am no expert though just know what I was told by the lady we brought her from.
Your foal is gorgeous though!
 

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Sorry can't help but i wouldn't care what colour he is, he's extremely gorgeous!!!! He would look smart any colour!
 

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Lovely foal, imo a good colour. The BPS look for dark hair or patches. I only wish my two foals had come out this colour instead of ginger!
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What a stunning little man
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I dont know the logistics of colour genetics but my girlie, is a nice deep palomino, by a liver chestnut stally out of a creamy palomino mare

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No I can't see anyone wanting it really!!! I think I could help you out though by giving it a home. (Just to help you out, you understand)
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i think she's trying to take advantage of you... ignore her request... i'll give your foal a much better home. again, just to help you out...
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Gorgeous foal. Pally foals get darker as they age usually up until about 5 or 6.

Whatever colour he ends up, he is gonna be gorgeous.
 
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What a stunner
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I followed a long thread elsewhere recently about breeding Pally's. Apparently the shade of chestnut has NO influence over the colour of the foal, the fact that it is chestnut is all that is relevant.
 

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Hello K, good to see you around again, I hope you are feeling much recovered.

What a stunning little foal. I can't say about registration in the UK as I didn't have palominos there, but three summers ago I had a palomino filly just this colour, as a yearling she shed out a lot lighter and looked almost cream.

My stallion was a very pale palomino when I got him as a 2 year old, he's rising 5 now and each summer he has progressively gone a darker gold. I am hoping he isn't going to get much darker.
 

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Wow what a lovely foal, you must be very proud of Tobago's offspring and siring. I was looking forward to seeing this one born but naughty Mummy foaled in the field she must have been shy! I would imagine he will change colour slightly but will be stunning either way...Hope you are feeling better. Do you have any other new Tobagolings that we can oggle? I was up at Di Ellis's stud in Bath last month and saw Mobago who is a big lad...
 

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What a stunning baby!! I adore his colouring and he will prob go a darker, richer colour as he grows up.
Apologies for the quality of the pic but this is my old palamino arabx welsh pony who was deemed by a palamino society inspector to be 'a perfect palamino'.

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Sorry to add, I too know nothing, but I think his is going to be a creamy palomino, rather than a gold one - he is utterly gorgeous!
 

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He is one stunning foal!
Although our old pony is a palomino and I absolutely love Tobago, so I'm little biased.
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As far as colour goes I think they favour rich golden tones on the body, without dapples and dark or sooty patches, although many do dapple in the sun. Also the mane and tail should be milky white, not cream or orangey in colour.
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