Just a chestnunt?

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Just a chestnunt?

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        06-16-2010, 12:36 AM
    Just a chestnunt?

    So my mare is a sorrel as far as I know (or chestnut what ever you prefer) but I have noticed she has a dorsal stripe of a darker colour not black though... still just a sorrell?

    Sorry relly bad spellin!
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        06-16-2010, 09:57 AM
    I think it is probably countershading, my mahogany bay gelding gets it, especially in the spring. A true Dun dorsal stripe is normally very dark with distinct edges, countershading tends to have a fuzzier edge and not be so dark.
        06-16-2010, 09:59 AM
    Countershading. I posted a thread about my flaxen chestnut having a dorsal stripe, turned out to be countershading. That often gives the appearance of a false dorsal
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        06-16-2010, 10:06 AM
    Pics of my mini's (and no she's not usually that fat, she's prego):

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