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    02-19-2009, 11:44 PM
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    02-20-2009, 10:15 AM
Originally Posted by tomahawksmom    
I know he is not sorrel because mom is a sorrel and dad is palimino
If mom is sorrel and dad is palomino then yes he certainly be a sorrel. Can't be dun as there is no dun parent. He can only be sorrel or palomino.. You can have him tested for the dilute that makes the palomino color, but I don't see it.

Sorrel and chestnut are the same red gene, just different shades etc.

He's very pretty.
    02-20-2009, 10:57 AM
Babies are so hard to guess, mine was super dark as a foal and he's lightned up more as he got older. I'd say dunn. His dorsal stripe is not very prominant but its there, and in your last picture it shows him shed out some and with his body being lighter than his mane that is why i'd say dunn.
    02-20-2009, 06:39 PM
Definitely a Sorrel (chesnut) not a dun unless he sheds out with dorsal stripe, leg stripes, wither stripes... etc. Dorsal stripe does not make a dun. You can check on the AQHA website too. Or if you are looking to register him I've heard you can send a picture and they will decide what the color is.
    02-20-2009, 06:45 PM
He's chestnut alright
    02-20-2009, 06:46 PM
Your vet could also tell you.
I agree with MN Tigerstripes. He's not a dun, but a chestnut.

(I also said this in my later post. )
    02-21-2009, 02:12 PM
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As others have said - with a sorrel and palomino parents the ONLY thing that foal could be is sorrel or palomino.

I don't see palomino at all. The line down the back is just very light countershading and that will probably be something he grows out of.

Most definitely chestnut/sorrel.
    02-22-2009, 12:37 PM
I think he is a Sorrel Chestnut.He is too light to be bay, or dun.Thats just my oppinion

Good Luck!

    02-27-2009, 01:59 PM
Thanks I'm seding pics I may wait til summer when he sheads his winter coat and see what he looks like.
    02-27-2009, 02:35 PM
I know he is not sorrel because mom is a sorrel and dad is palimino
Palomino =
Red: ee
Creme: nCr
Chesnut/Sorrel (same thing genetically) =
Red: ee
Creme: nn

Your baby has not inherited the Creme gene, and therefore is a chesnut. Not a dun, as neither parent was.

Hope this helps.

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