Our stallion goes very very dark in Spring To Summer and then his coat will clear out by late summer. Most wouldn't even know he was a pally. If I fed him the right stuff I reckon he'd just about go black with a white mane/tail. However all his pally foals to date are all very clear coated. Go figure..... Our 2010 filly foals are both chocolate coloured buckies the same body colour as the cob one nannygoat posted but with the black mane/tail.