Are you sure its a black horse? Color help! - Page 3
 
 

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

Are you sure its a black horse? Color help!

This is a discussion on Are you sure its a black horse? Color help! within the Horse Breeding forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        06-01-2010, 03:29 PM
      #21
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CheyAut    
    Brown.
    Yeah, dark bay or brown.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        06-01-2010, 03:55 PM
      #22
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by .Delete.    
    We are talking technical standards, not opinions.
    Are you responding to my post?
         
        06-01-2010, 04:36 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    Im not sure I think it depends, im sure some horses look black when they are actually brown, but my mustang mare Onyx was a sold black, however in the summer she had alil redish high light, very faint unless you where up close, she was the blackest horse off color supluments I have ever seen.
         
        06-01-2010, 04:54 PM
      #24
    Started
    Post

    My black/white Paint turns a lil browner in the winter but is dark ebony black during the summer. I'll try to post some pics of this spring and now in summer.
         
        06-01-2010, 05:14 PM
      #25
    Foal
    Agouti fur contains a pattern of pigmentation in which individual hairs have several bands of light and dark pigment with black tips.
         
        06-01-2010, 06:39 PM
      #26
    Started
    ^ While that is true in several species, it's not the case in equines.
         
        06-01-2010, 09:33 PM
      #27
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mls    
    I have two horses that are black according to the AQHA. My gelding is black. He does not 'fade' in the sun. He bleaches in his tack area from /sweat salt. He is NOT brown in the winter. My mare is a smokey black - she can bleach out all over. I do not consider her to be a true black but AQHA does not have the smokey option as a color choice.

    BLACK IS BLACK.
    No, actually, genetically it's not. Regardless of the physical representation, my money would be on both your horses having the same basic genetic makeup for color. And "smokey black" means a black horse with a cream gene.

    It's no different then having a sorrel, a chestnut, a liver chestnut, a flaxen chestnut, etc. Genetically, they are all "red".
         
        06-03-2010, 02:47 AM
      #28
    Trained
    A horse can be genetically black, and still fade, or have the appearance of a really dark bay or brown...
         
        06-03-2010, 08:08 AM
      #29
    Foal
    A true black can fade, it's the sun bleaching the hair.. this will happen wither the horse is "true black" or black/brown..
         
        06-03-2010, 11:39 AM
      #30
    Super Moderator
    Black never faded. Not even the tips of his mane and he was never covered.
         

    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
    Foal Color, help me guess what color he'll shed out.. frogtree Horse Breeding 11 04-25-2012 11:29 PM
    How do you keep your black horse (or mane/tail) black? Cinnys Whinny Horse Grooming 25 05-09-2010 09:53 AM
    Black & White Pictures with some color APHA MOMMA Horse Pictures 9 10-21-2009 02:19 PM
    Black bands w/ black/white mane??? ClassicalRomantic Horse Grooming 3 09-08-2009 12:46 PM
    color changes in black foals LAURA THOMPSON Horse Breeding 6 06-01-2009 10:16 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:20 PM.


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