Palomino Foal

No. 150605

by Safari Ltd
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A foal is born ready to walk, with legs nearly as long as an adult horse, yet with a smaller body and head. This palomino foal demonstrates these proportions. Although adult palominos are golden, foals can be a wider variety of colors, and their coats will darken as they age.

  • Scientific Name: Equus caballus
  • Characteristics: Some might call it gangly, but horse lovers know this palomino Foal is beautiful and graceful, already equipped to run, with a short mane and tail perfect for its size.
  • Size and Color: Unlike golden-colored adult palominos, foals have a wider range of color possibilities, from the bright white shown in this 3-inch-long figure, to cream, peach, and even dull gold.
  • The Palomino Foal is part of the Winner's Circle Horses collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History

    Long-favored for their golden color, even by famous royals such as Queen Isabella of fifteenth-century Spain, palominos have only recently been understood from a genetic standpoint. Science tells us that there are basically two colors of horse: brown and black. All differences are the result of genetic modifications. In Palominos, the base color is chestnut, but a single semi-dominant dilution gene allows the golden palomino color. Based on the parents’ base coats and the genetic roulette played each time a horse breeds, colors can range from creme palomino to the ideal golden palomino to darker seasonal palominos and chocolate palominos.

    • Recommended Age: 3
    • Size in cm: 9 L x 2.7 W x 8 H
    • Size in inches: 3.54 L x 1.06 W x 3.15 H
    • UPC: 609366150604
    Palomino foals are born white, cream or a light golden color. As the foal grows, he sheds his newborn hair and grows his adult coat which can be anywhere from an almost white to its famous deep golden color. A mare will care for her foal until the foal is anywhere between eight months and two years old.