My Palomino mini has a dorsal stripe!
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeding

My Palomino mini has a dorsal stripe!

This is a discussion on My Palomino mini has a dorsal stripe! within the Horse Breeding forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • Palomino horses
  • Foal with dorsal stripe

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-30-2010, 02:25 AM
  #1
Showing
My Palomino mini has a dorsal stripe!

I've just noticed....always thought it was just dirt, but now I see my Palomino mini has a dorsal stripe! Does this mean she's not a Pally? Does she have a dun factor or something? I thought dunalinos have dorsal stripes....could she be that? I'm a little confused lol. I thought Palominos never have dorsal stripes, but low and behold, Lulu does. Here's some pics of her:




(please excuse her, shall we say, heaviness....she's prego lol)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-30-2010, 02:40 AM
  #2
Yearling
She doesn't even look palomino to me. Have you had her color tested? And it looks more like counter shading.
     
    05-30-2010, 02:48 AM
  #3
Yearling
It may be counter shading. Do you know for sure what colors her parents were? That may help you figure it out, if not you could have her tested.
     
    05-30-2010, 02:57 AM
  #4
Yearling
It looks like counter shading to me to. And I agree, she looks sorrel on my computer!
     
    05-30-2010, 12:30 PM
  #5
Showing
No, I don't know for sure she's a Pally. Have never had her tested, and I rescued her from a lady who had 14 horses on half an acre, all living in tin sheds or tied to fences. This li'l girl had been tied to a fence the entire first 5 years of her life! So I'm not sure of her parents coloring, and I'm sure her previous owners aren't either.

Really? Sorrel with the flaxen mane? I have a sorrel/chestnut horse, and their color is sooo different. He's like red, and she's....yellow.

What's counter shading?

EDIT: Btw, her tail is naturally flaxen. She pees in it, though, so that's why it's black at the bottom. We usually keep it shorter but haven't gotten around to cutting it this year! So it's not natural
     
    05-30-2010, 12:52 PM
  #6
Foal
I think we can't tell very well cause she's in the shade, try posting a pic of her in the sun so we can see her glow
     
    05-30-2010, 12:58 PM
  #7
Showing
I'll get some pics of her today:)
     
    05-30-2010, 01:04 PM
  #8
Foal
Sounds good
She's very cute and chubby :)
The best kind
     
    05-30-2010, 01:50 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I agree, she doesn't look exactly "palomino" to me either - but I don't think I see sorrel either. Although flaxen chestnut and palomino can mimic each other, I would expect to see more red undertones in her coat and I don't - she actually LOOKS classic palomino dun due to the "dullness" of her golden color and the unique darker patches around her.

Here are some photos of palomino duns - maybe could you get some closer photos of her legs?







As you can see, the dun causes the pale coloring and the darker goldish/dunnish (ROFL, I'm inventing words, I know) patches on the legs, shoulders and flanks - all of which we can see on your mare.

Ironically, I found this photo and she's listed as just palomino - but her entire dam line is a history of greys, so it's virtually impossible to tell if she might actually be a palomino dun but she CERTAINLY looks it to me with those dark legs and dorsel stripe!



Then again, she could easily be a palomino roan (roan runs in her lineage) with counter shading, or even a palomino dun roan! Colors are such fun!

In your case, I will say it is likely impossible to know 100% unless you have her color tested!

It would be very interesting to know!
     
    05-30-2010, 02:13 PM
  #10
Showing
Just came back from the barn, got some pics. Sorry, I didn't see your post in time to get photos of her legs. Here's some from today in the sun, though. Sorry they're so big, it takes a lot of time to make them all smaller:






And a few from the other day, some showing her gray muzzle, mane, legs kind of:

     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chestnut foal with dorsal stripe - what colour will he be? shanarra Horse Breeding 12 01-13-2010 11:14 PM
White dorsal stripe? crimson88 Horse Breeding 6 12-29-2009 02:04 PM
Bay with faint dorsal stripe? APHA MOMMA Horse Talk 9 09-07-2009 02:47 PM
Dorsal Stripe on a Black Horse? Skippy! Horse Breeds 32 03-10-2009 06:21 PM
Spotted dorsal stripe Cow Pie Girls Horse Breeds 5 07-26-2008 12:11 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0