Frost bite is an occasional occurrence in the SandWash Basin and several mares and the occasional foal can be found with part of a missing ear. One or two of the stallions have partial ears missing. While it might be attributed to bites during fighting. More likely that it was due to the harsh weather.
|Gia with her Palamino filly|
|Gia on Left, Tuscarora center and |
their palamino filly right.
If I remember my history correctly, It was often that sometimes a black foal would be produced from a palomino mare and a palomino stallion when the stallion didn't breed true. That black foal would when bred still produce palomino foals when bred to a palomino but with a one in 4 chance of producing a black or off color foal.
At one time, years ago the white markings of this foal by Tuscarora and Gia would have been highly favored with her 4 socks and wide blaze. With so much flash she is a real beauty. However only time will tell if Tuscarora's gray gene will show up in her. Should this little girl be rounded up a genetic test will be done that will confirm her sire.