Silver Smokey Black
This is a black based horse who also carries silver and cream.
This colour should have a gold sheen to the coat - best seen in Summer unclipped coat.
The end result can vary in shade.
I have used just part of each picture to demonstrate the difference in shades, these two minis are in America.
Eye colour changes
Notes: The above colt was registered as a chestnut with one society and as a "taffy" with another... both societies failed to question how a cream double dilute (his sire) could have a non cream foal...
His sire is registered as a cremello, however he has produced black based foals from red based mares (the boy above is just one of them), so he CANNOT be a cremello, he must be perlino, he has also produced silver foals, so is in fact a silver perlino stallion.
This is a black based horse who carries Bay, cream and silver...
The bay lightens the body colour, the cream then dilutes the body colour - making the horse a buckskin, the silver then dilutes the black points.
The end colour can come in various shades.
Notice that this mare does have darker legs, but they have been diluted and its harder to see when clipped.
This is a red based horse that carries one cream gene and the silver gene.
From the few examples I have
been able to find, it appears it is normal for silver palominos to change coat
colour several times - starting off as chestnut as foals, then turning
palomino before eventually getting a lot of black hairs through their coats -
or being "sooty palomino".
Note - the Silver Smokey Black stallion shown at top of the page was also born looking like a dark chestnut.
Silver Cremello/perlino/smokey cream
Cremellos, perlinos or smokey creams that carry the silver gene will look just like a normal cremello/perlino/smokey creams, they are a horse that has 2 cream genes and the silver gene.
Proof of double cream dilutes that carry silver will be seen when they have silver foals from non-silver partners... Of course the foal will also carry the cream gene, in which case you will see a cream/silver mix foal.
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