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    06-14-2010, 04:43 AM
Color question

Maddie I assumed was just a plain old bay.

When I got her in December, she was quite wooly, but she had black lower legs, red body, black mane and tail. Bay, right?

I had a friend over who hadn't seen her yet. She said she's not a bay, because she has a dorsal stripe and leg barring. Her mane and tail are still black, but now her legs are lightened up to a chocolate brown color.

I also found she is getting in little white spots on her butt- they look like birdcatcher spots in a way. Her vulva is very polkadotted now, as is her udder area, nose, around her eyes etc.

I know she has some Appy in her, and some Clyde, but no idea what else.

So what do you think her true color could be?
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    06-14-2010, 06:55 AM
Pics? Too hard to make a guess without them ;)
    06-14-2010, 01:08 PM
I will try to take better pics to show her legs and dorsal stripe. =) Otherwise here is her pretty face. (just because I love this picture!!)
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    06-14-2010, 01:11 PM
If she truly has leg barring, and a dorsal stripe(not just countershading which happens with bays occasionally. A true dorsal stripe is very distinct with no blurred edges.) its very possible she's dun.What color is the dorsal stripe? Is it black or just a darker bay color?
    06-14-2010, 05:38 PM
Her dorsal stripe is black. Ok I put a bunch of pics. Here is her crescent moon star, and her stripe.
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    06-14-2010, 06:03 PM
Here are a few more
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    06-14-2010, 06:57 PM
She looks bay to me... I don't see zebra stripes.

Some bays do get a false stripe.

Her white specks might be caused by the appy gene though!
    06-14-2010, 07:08 PM
Looks like a plain 'ole bay to me.
    06-14-2010, 08:10 PM
Green Broke
This page may help you decide
DUN FACTOR MARKINGS on grullo, dun, dunskin, red dun; stripes, leg bars, etc.
    06-15-2010, 12:18 AM
Basedf on the striped hoof on a dark leg, the white sclera, mottling, white specks and white hairs on her butt, I would say she has appaloosa coloring coming in-- the LP gene at work.

She still looks bay to me-- The presence of LP seems to mess with black points on bays and other normally black-pointed horses sometimes, making them chocolatey or mushroomy-hued rather than jet black.

Do you know anything about her sire's and dam's colors?

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