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post #1 of 18 Old 06-04-2010, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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Question Newbie here with yet another color question

Hi all. Newbie here. I have a two year old gelding named Murphy (hence my forum name). Mother is gaited (TN Walker maybe?). Father is quarter horse. No one where he is boarded seems to be able to figure out what to call his color. When he was born they thought he was a buckskin. He doesn't have a dorsal stripe, so he isn't a dun. Any ideas what to call him? His winter coat is vastly different than his summer coat. I'll try to post pics of both, plus one of his mother.


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post #2 of 18 Old 06-04-2010, 02:00 AM
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ha ha ha, i am no color expert, but had to laugh at his winter fuzzies! he is such a grizzly bear!! love it!!
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post #3 of 18 Old 06-04-2010, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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He does stay warm, doesn't he? LOL
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post #4 of 18 Old 06-04-2010, 01:16 PM
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What a cutie!! Perhaps he is Grulla?
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post #5 of 18 Old 06-04-2010, 01:17 PM
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My guess would be the same as "payette" !

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post #6 of 18 Old 06-04-2010, 01:52 PM
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Mom is a bay right? What color was dad?
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post #7 of 18 Old 06-04-2010, 01:59 PM
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Grulla is basically a black based dun. Possibly a buckskin, but not sure. What color was his sire?
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post #8 of 18 Old 06-04-2010, 01:59 PM
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He's a buckskin, no doubt about it :)
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post #9 of 18 Old 06-04-2010, 02:04 PM
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I thought buckskin at first too, but his legs aren't black in the summer. Even for a badly faded black horse in the summer their legs typically stay dark. I am wondering if there is some sort of dilute or modifier in the genetic mix?
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post #10 of 18 Old 06-04-2010, 02:31 PM
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Im bad with color but i would call him ADORABLE!
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