His Sire (who has dun on the bottom side and buckskin up top):
Rizer - you can easily see the leg barring, dorsal stripe, his ears are tipped - he basically looks just like daddy. Has the smutty look, etc. He was out 12 hours a day this summer, and the dorsal never faded. I've read countershading fades but true dorsal stripes do not - have no idea if this is valid information, it's just interesting. His mother is black.
(i swear to God his legs aren't crooked LOL! I have no idea why they look so freaked out)
I'm just interested to hear some opinions because we've heard different things from everyone and we keep changing our opinions too. Sorry for the gigantor photos, just wanted you to be able to see his color XD