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post #11 of 47 Old 01-03-2010, 12:28 PM
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well w/e color of the rainbow he might be.. he is BEAUTIFUL!!! And you should definitely be happy with that! Lol


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post #12 of 47 Old 01-03-2010, 03:16 PM
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I agree with kassierae

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post #13 of 47 Old 01-04-2010, 01:05 AM
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I agree that he is beautiful regardless of what you decide to call him. Definitely not a bay as he has no black points (legs and ears). I would call him a dark chesnut. When I think liver chesnut, I picture a horse like kassierae posted. One that is almost black and the color of actual liver is what I call a liver chesnut.

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I am fairly certain he is not bay because his tail and mane are not black. Perhaps more pictures might help?
This is a close up of his tail, you can see at the bottom it gets lighter. It would have more obvious highlights at the bottom if his tail was not dock clipped.


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post #15 of 47 Old 01-04-2010, 02:23 AM
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IMO he's just chestnut with a darker mane and tail. Not common exactly, but certainly not unheard of.

Bays have black points. He doesn't have black points, just a darker than average shade of chestnut mane and tail.

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post #16 of 47 Old 01-04-2010, 02:29 AM
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Yeah, definitely no bay..They do need to have the black points.
Looks like you just have a special chestnut =P
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post #17 of 47 Old 01-04-2010, 02:32 AM
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o____O How are people getting that he's a bay? He has NO agouti factor whatsoever!

Dark Chestnut fo' sho.

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post #18 of 47 Old 01-04-2010, 12:35 PM
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his mane and tail are black, so he can't be a chestnut, coz they have the same colour mane and tail! But he also doesn't have any other black points, I.e ears and legs, so I'd say he was a brown? he's cute!

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post #19 of 47 Old 01-04-2010, 04:02 PM
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No, chestnut does not always have the same color mane and tail. I think you should all go to the www.equine-color.info website and read about it. A chestnut can have the same color mane and tail, or they can have a lighter or darker mane and tail. The horse in question does not in fact have a black mane and tail, they are just dark. He is a dark chestnut by description.

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post #20 of 47 Old 01-04-2010, 04:51 PM
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No, chestnut does not always have the same color mane and tail. I think you should all go to the www.equine-color.info website and read about it. A chestnut can have the same color mane and tail, or they can have a lighter or darker mane and tail. The horse in question does not in fact have a black mane and tail, they are just dark. He is a dark chestnut by description.

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I agree 100% with this. Your horse is definitely gorgeous, but he's most certainly not bay. I think I read somewhere that his shade of chestnut would be referred as tostado chestnut, which is chestnut with the darker mane and tail. I have a mare the same color as your guy and in certain light, her mane and tail can look almost black (but they are really just a very dark brown). My girl also has the darker spots throughout her coat.

Here's a picture of my mare--you can't see her tail very well in this pic, but it's quite dark. You can, however, see her dark mane and those dark spots on her coat.
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