Liver chestnut or regular chestnut?

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    01-03-2010, 01:58 AM
Liver chestnut or regular chestnut?

This is something I have discussed with multiple people and I have gotten different answers. My horse's previous owner called him a liver chestnut but others tell me he is a regular chestnut and I am having trouble deciding which one he is. He has the mane and tail of a more liver chestnut horse but his coat isn't as dark. His tail has a lighter tone of chestnut down at the bottom. Also, he has a few (maybe 3) small random splotches of darker chestnut on his coat, if that helps.

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    01-03-2010, 06:01 AM
First pic I'd have said chestnut, but looking at his mane and tail in the second I'm going to say liver chestnut, his mane and tail are too dark for a regular chestnut colouring ...
    01-03-2010, 06:08 AM
With that dark mane and tail , he is what is referred to as a bright bay. Not a chestnut at all
    01-03-2010, 07:25 AM
Maybe Blood Bay?
    01-03-2010, 07:43 AM
I think bright bay is right also
Chestnuts really don't have that dark of mane and tails
    01-03-2010, 08:07 AM
Green Broke
He looks liver chestnut in the 1st picture, but bay in the 2nd apart from the slight brown tinge in the tail.
    01-03-2010, 08:10 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by heyycutter    
i think bright bay is right also
Chestnuts really don't have that dark of mane and tails
yeah im leaning towards bay too his mane is dark (almost black) . Liver chestnuts are dark brown all over

Some examples I think that last one best represents liver chestnut.
    01-03-2010, 08:19 AM
Photos can be a poor indicator concerning colors that are very close due to camera differences but I don't see how anyone sees Bay. There are no black points aside from mane and tail. What I see is Brown, pure and simple.

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    01-03-2010, 08:32 AM
I agree with a bay. He is a bay without black leggings.
    01-03-2010, 12:21 PM
All bays have black points. He is a dark chestnut. Not a liver chestnut, not a bay.

Liver Chestnut(taken from the website)

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