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A computer crash caused us to temporarily lose all emails/inquiries before June 20, 2015. We will recover those contact attempts in the near future, but for right now, they are not accessible. If you contacted us and have not heard back, please accept our apologies and contact us again at info@grullablue.com .

We are currently attempting to reply to those that contacted us between June 20 and July 7, 2015.

Inquire About Your Horse or Foal's Color

I am currently not accepting requests for color help,
and have been refunding MOST requests received this spring (2015).
My schedule has allowed me very little free time, and I need to reduce my responsibilities until I have a bit more free time.

Click here to see some FREE alternatives that may still answer your questions!

Is your horse or foal leaving you wondering what color he/she might be? Do you have arguments with friends, breeders, veterinarians, or others about what color your horse is? Maybe I can help!

This form is appropriate for horses that might be:

  • any of the acceptable quarter horses colors (click here for a list), including those caused by

  • dun factor and/or cream,

  • silver dapple,

  • champagne,

  • color combinations (composite colors).

  • I may also help you distinguish between sabino, rabicano, gray, and roan patterns.

I am NOT an authority on

  • miniature foals,

  • the leopard pattern gene,

  • max white sabino, or

  • other pattern-related genes such as pinto/Paint patterns.

~There is a $3 Charge to Limit Numbers of Inquiries~

Do not proceed if you are unwilling to show your serious interest by giving three dollars.

This is to reduce the number of requests I receive, and is not an attempt to make money.

Before charging this small donation fee, I was scrambling to answer (for free) color questions for 2 hours daily,
which at some times of year rose to 60 requests for free help every week that required multiple e-mails with most inquirers.

Now, it's less than an hour a week, so I can spend time with family, career, and our horses.

Click here to open the page informing you how to donate $3.
It will open in a new window, leaving this page open also.
After processing the $3 payment, you can complete the form (below) to send your horse's color information to me.


Before You Begin...Free Alternatives For Help

You may be able to solve your own question by viewing some of the other pages in this site, or by reviewing a couple of basic rules. Click here just in case...a new window will open with some last-ditch rules or tips that might help you before you spend $3.


 Please fill in as much of this form as you can.
The more information I have, the better likelihood my opinion will be on the mark!

Your name
Your e-mail address  *required*
Double-check your e-mail address. Include what comes before and after the @ sign. We often get requests with incorrect e-mail addresses, and so our replies come back as undeliverable
Your phone number
Your web site address, if applicable. We enjoy looking at other peoples' pretty horses!  :-)

Yes, I will spend $3 to learn my horse's color.
This answer is required.
If your answer is "no," quit here.

Are you willing to donate $3 for this service offered (assisting you with your horse's color)?  If your answer is "no," do not proceed. Due to excessive numbers of requests when I helped people for free (typically requiring several hours each week), I will no longer offer color advice without the small, $3 donation per horse.

Yes    No

Do we have your permission to use your photos on our educational pages to help other people? We don't do this often, and always get permission first. If you have a neat photo, it would be nice to use it on our educational pages to help other people in the future.

What is your Main Help Request?

    I'd like to know if my foal/horse is grullo. Before proceeding, please take the short quiz here (opens in a new window to allow you to finish this form if needed.

    I'd like to know if my foal/horse is blue roan. Before proceeding, please take the short quiz here (opens in a new window to allow you to finish this form if needed.

    I'm unsure of my horse or foal's color...just looking for help.

    Other, described below in the comments section.

 

Sire's color Dam's color
Yes      No    Don't Know    Does the sire have a cream gene (buckskin, palomino, dunalino, smoky black, etc.)? Yes      No    Don't Know    Does the dam have a cream gene (buckskin, palomino, dunalino, smoky black, etc.)?
Yes      No    Don't Know    Does the sire have a roan gene? Yes      No    Don't Know    Does the dam have a roan gene?
Yes      No    Don't Know    Does the sire have a gray gene? Yes      No    Don't Know    Does the dam have a gray gene?
If your foal might be dun/grullo, what color was its dorsal stripe shortly after birth (wet or dry)? Does your horse/foal have white hairs around its eyes, below the knees, or on the bridge of its face/nose? This wouldn't include facial markings, socks, stockings, etc, and refers to white hairs mixed in with the face color or white hairs mixed in with the leg color.

Show Us Photos

In order to help you, I will need to see a photo or more than one photo. This can be done:

  • Via e-mail, by attaching photos (which you'll be asked to do after submitting this form)

OR

  • A current file on the Internet if you have uploaded a photo to a web site

If you have uploaded photos to a location on the Internet, please give me some of the addresses for those files. Include the http:// in front of your addresses. 

If you don't have files uploaded to the 'net, you can attach images to an e-mail after submitting this form.

Web Page Address (if you have one for this horse/foal)

Web page for this foal/horse

Photos (if you have uploaded photos to the 'net)

Front view photo, online address if available (including face)
 

Side view, online address if available
 

Rear view, online address if available
 

Dorsal stripe/top view, online address if available
 

Front legs: for dun-factored horses, a photo of the back of the knee and just above it.
For possible roan horses, and photo of the knee and just above the knee from the front are helpful.
 

Other, online address if available
 

Other, online address if available
 

 

Click Submit below to send your initial data regarding your horse/foal's color.
If you need to attach pictures to an e-mail message, you will be able to after submitting this form.

Remember to be objective! I will try my best to help you, and usually my assessment is correct. If I'm not sure,
I'll tell you that I'm uncertain. In those cases, I love to receive periodic updates so I know the end result.
I also want to know if my guess is incorrect once a horse has shed out with its mature coat color showing.
It rarely happens, but must be expected from time to time. That's how we all learn!
:-)

Click here to open the page informing you how to donate $3.
It will open in a new window, leaving this page open also.
After processing the $3 payment, you can click Submit (below) to send your horse's color information to me.

Do not click submit, below, unless you have given the $3.
I will not answer inquiries without the donation any longer due to my time constraints.
If I start doing this for free again, it will quickly escalate out of control...again.

 

 

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Toni Perdew       Bedford, Iowa
info@grullablue.com
712-370-0851 cell, before 9 p.m. CST  (NO telemarketer calls)

PLEASE
do not call us on the phone with color inquiries for your own horses.
See link to the Color Pages if you have a question about your own horse or foal's color.

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