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post #1 of 19 Old 06-14-2010, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
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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?

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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post #2 of 19 Old 06-14-2010, 05:55 AM
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Pics? Too hard to make a guess without them ;)
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post #3 of 19 Old 06-14-2010, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #4 of 19 Old 06-14-2010, 12:11 PM
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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?
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post #5 of 19 Old 06-14-2010, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #7 of 19 Old 06-14-2010, 05:57 PM
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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!
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post #8 of 19 Old 06-14-2010, 06:08 PM
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Looks like a plain 'ole bay to me.

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post #9 of 19 Old 06-14-2010, 07:10 PM
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this page may help you decide
DUN FACTOR MARKINGS on grullo, dun, dunskin, red dun; stripes, leg bars, etc.

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post #10 of 19 Old 06-14-2010, 11:18 PM
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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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