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post #1 of 11 Old 12-13-2009, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Question Color question

What color is Winter? I've been calling him a Bay.


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post #2 of 11 Old 12-13-2009, 11:29 AM
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ya i would go with dark bay!! mine is black in winter but like a drak drak bay in summer when that sun shines all the time!!
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post #3 of 11 Old 12-13-2009, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Okay, thanks :)

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post #4 of 11 Old 12-13-2009, 11:43 AM
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I would call him bay or dark brown - the slightly lighter tail and tan around the muzzle is throwing me off. At least with TB registries a lot of horses are put down as "dark brown or bay"

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post #5 of 11 Old 12-13-2009, 12:50 PM
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dark bay i would say
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post #6 of 11 Old 12-13-2009, 10:15 PM
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Despite the light brown the nostrils are black so I'd say bay as opposed to black.
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post #7 of 11 Old 12-13-2009, 10:42 PM
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I say dark bay. You can see the variation from body coat to the legs. Hard to tell from the photos but looks like he's got red in the otherwise black mane and tail. I've seen that on quite a few bays. Just like sometimes you see chestnuts with some black in their mane or tail.

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post #8 of 11 Old 12-22-2009, 08:16 PM
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I'd have to see his summer coat. We have a reg. brown gelding that turns more red in the winter. In the summer does he look black with brown points, or brown with black points? Look for reddening in the flank and on the nose. Bays have a black nose, and browns have a reddish/rust nose.

But from what I can see in the pictures, he has black nostrils... I'd call him a bay.
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post #9 of 11 Old 12-24-2009, 11:14 PM
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I would like to say dark bay because his legs look like they are black, but his mane and tail are throwing me off because they look brown, usually bays have black points with black mane and tails. Do you have a picture of him in the summer?
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post #10 of 11 Old 12-24-2009, 11:22 PM
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I'd go with Dark Bay. I really don't see him as a black, just MHO.
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