Personal Ensign wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:24 pm
Thank you for your response but can a foal that has shed out to what looks like chestnut to my untrained eye then turn grey?
As Lurky mentioned, yes they can.
Some chestnut foals can be hard to tag as grey early on, unless you see newborn photos. The hyper-pigmentation of grey foals is usually much more pronounced on black based babies. Red foals that will grey have dark skin at birth, where normal red foals have salmon coloured skin around their nose and eyes for a few days. Most red grey babies still display a more adult shade of chestnut, with no fawn coloured foal camo on the legs and belly.
Later greying, red based babies can 'look' chestnut well into their 2 and 3 year old year, depending on how quickly the grey effects the coat.