So Kelty here is a five year old registered American Quarter. He's registered as a chestnut, but the last time I checked, chestnuts do not have black mane and tails. But buckskins have black points, which Kelty doesn't have.
At my stable, we jokingly refer to him as a 'bucknut'
His sire, Mitey Jody, is a black
And his dam, Rack an Ruin, is a chestnut.
I have all the colors back to his Great-Grandparents, if anyone would like to know.
Could he be the first recorded grulla without a dorsal stripe?
Let me know what you think! And I'll put in some pictures
Mottling on the hindquarters and back leg?
(thats my mom, aka: treat-lady)
Here's a close-up of the mane. The damaged flaxen/blonde/yellow stuff was all he had when I purchased him, but I've been taking care of it and all the new growth is black! (as you can see)
Underneath, there isn't a trace of yellow.