Just had to show you this - I love my girls!

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Callie adores it when I ride Holz, as she gets to dig holes, eat the hedge and generally get lots of cuddles from people on the yard!!!
 

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OK when do I admit a friend has printed me an A2 copy....and I have no idea where to display a photo of that size!?
 

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Hi, Thanks 4 sharing such a lovely pic. Quick question though - seeing as your mare is a very definite grey, how did you get her to produce such a dark foal? I'm no way an expert but I thought the grey gene was dominant and every foal I've bred or known from grey mares have always gone grey (admittedly Irish draught, with the grey gene going back decades!!!)
- How I'd love my (grey) girl to have a non-grey baby next spring.

What's your mares breeding & who's the Daddy? x
 

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Hi - Serina on here is very good at explaining genetics re colour. She explained mine...in a nutshell, I suspect my mare is heterozygous for the gene for grey. Therefore she has one copy and one copy of something else. She must have passed on her something else, beacuse my fily has only a dot of white on her head.

If my mare was homozygous for grey then there would be no chance of my foal staying dark. She was born a light brown colour.

As I don't know my mares breeding I can't tell you what colour her parents were, so its all a guess for now, but my foal does seem determined to stay dark.

Stallion is a Danish Oldenburg pony called Laban.
 

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Very correct Ciss!!! I've really enjoyed looking back through his pedigree and found lots of lovely photos.

She seems to have taken his laid back attitude as well which I'm rather pleased with!!!
 
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