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post #1 of 47 Old 01-03-2010, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 47 Old 01-03-2010, 06:01 AM
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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 ...

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post #3 of 47 Old 01-03-2010, 06:08 AM
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with that dark mane and tail , he is what is referred to as a bright bay. Not a chestnut at all
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post #4 of 47 Old 01-03-2010, 07:25 AM
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Maybe Blood Bay?

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post #5 of 47 Old 01-03-2010, 07:43 AM
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I think bright bay is right also
Chestnuts really don't have that dark of mane and tails
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post #6 of 47 Old 01-03-2010, 08:07 AM
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he looks liver chestnut in the 1st picture, but bay in the 2nd apart from the slight brown tinge in the tail.

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post #7 of 47 Old 01-03-2010, 08:10 AM
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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.

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post #8 of 47 Old 01-03-2010, 08:19 AM
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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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post #9 of 47 Old 01-03-2010, 08:32 AM
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I agree with a bay. He is a bay without black leggings.
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post #10 of 47 Old 01-03-2010, 12:21 PM
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All bays have black points. He is a dark chestnut. Not a liver chestnut, not a bay.


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