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post #1 of 54 Old 04-21-2010, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Color gurus?

I've about given up on giving Scout's color a name. Some days I think bay, some I think brown, some dark chestnut... I was once told that he is purebred palomino , but I've never seen proof of that (sire or dam pics/paperwork, etc.) and his color certainly doesn't back it up. So, what do you all think?

Late June last year, in the shade (obviously... and ignore me, it was horsey bath day, and I look like a slob )


Mid- July, same year, better light


Late August, same year, sunset lighting


Two weeks ago, late afternoon lighting. He's got some weird highlights going on now around his legs, ears, throatlatch, and neck. Please ignore my position, it's in the toilet, and a point of much focus and rebuilding right now.


So, he's related to the Horse of a Different Color from Oz. Any guesses are greatly appreciated! If you want other angles, I'll see what I can do to get other shots. Thanks!!

EDIT: Sorry about the ginormous pic sizes... I honestly did resize them on Photobucket before I added them!!! ARGH!!

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post #2 of 54 Old 04-21-2010, 08:44 PM
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He looks brown to me. Love his different colored eyes.
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post #3 of 54 Old 04-21-2010, 09:04 PM
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To me, he looks liver chestnut, maybe with splash white in there to account for the blue eye.

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post #4 of 54 Old 04-21-2010, 09:17 PM
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I posted this link on the sooty palomino thread, but on this page there is a palomino who is about the same colour as your horse. The third picture down. I think the only way you could be sure would be to have your horse tested.
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post #5 of 54 Old 04-21-2010, 09:23 PM
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He could be sooty palomino, but I don't really see it in those highlights, to me it looks more like liver chestnut.

Could definitely be wrong though!

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I have no idea what he is. Is it possible to have him tested for his color?
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post #7 of 54 Old 04-21-2010, 10:08 PM
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I also would call him a liver chestnut. I could be wrong but don't palomino's have the ability to throw back to chestnut since its the recessive gene? I don't know it's been a long time since 4-h horse bowl genetics lol.
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Oh and he's super cute by the way! I love his blue eye :)
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I vote liver chestnut...

You look *so* familiar!

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post #10 of 54 Old 04-21-2010, 10:42 PM
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hmm...I'd go with liver chestnut as well, but he may "soot out" ( don't know what else to call it XD was a try to be joke thing thing..maybe not though..) as he gets older. But I definitely see liver chestnut as of the moment.
Testing is probably the only way you'll be able to know for sure though, as a few others said.

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Oh..and I know who you remind me of XD look almost like identical twins. The chica that rides Izzy at the barn I ride at haha so very, very similar lol
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