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  1. #1
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    Default Palomino question

    For those who have had palomino foals

    If they had socks, were they obvious?

    My new filly I could have sworn had socks when she was born - as in when she was wet and being delivered, but now I can't be sure they are there. Her blaze is obvious, but I really can't decide if I am imagining the socks. She's 3 days old and her mane and tail are not white, so I know she's got some coloring changes to go through.



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    Depends on their shade. The legs are usually lighter than the body for a bit and that can hide white on a newborn pali. If you can get her legs wet you'll be able to see.
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    Bleached baby hair can hide stuff.

    My perlino filly's socks really only show when she's wet.
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    On some of them it is really obvious, and on others it is very hard to tell. It depends a lot on the shade of palomino.

    If you get the legs wet you an see the socks better, though I've had to stall on registering a couple because it was SO hard to tell.
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    Oh thank you! I have another month before registration and I'll try getting her legs wet (she says doubtfully. lol).



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    The stockings were really visible on my filly from day one.
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    White was obvious on mine too and considering my foal was a very very pale palomino when born I would think socks should be obvious. What color are her mane and tail? Any pics?



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    White on many foals can be hard to distinguish until they shed out that fawn color foal hair. I have even had bays that were hard to tell. Palominos and light chestnuts can be very very difficult. If their feet are lighter then you have a clue that the leg might be white too.
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    We had a few palominos (unexpected, I'll tell you that!)...the underlying skin for socks was pink. The skin everywhere else was black or dark brown.



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    I'm waiting on the shedding of the baby coat to fully see what is white and what is gold. All four hoofs are white but I don't think all four legs have white on them and his eyes are a gray/green color. What color are your palomino's eyes.



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    All four hooves are white. Her eyes are navy blue. I still can't tell if she has socks, but I'm suspecting not.



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