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post #1 of 38 Old 06-21-2010, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Odd Color: Bucknut?

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.
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post #2 of 38 Old 06-21-2010, 04:34 PM
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I am not an expert but it looks like a red dun.... ?
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I have no idea on his color but I have to say, he's gorgeous. =)

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post #4 of 38 Old 06-21-2010, 04:48 PM
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Looks red dun or sorrel to me.
Chestnuts CAN have darker manes and tails, and darker red around the knees and hocks, for example:

He has almost a black tail, and dark red hocks and knees.

(He was dusty in this photo)
We believe he has a sooty gene in there, and he is a sabino, hence the grey and darker areas.

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post #5 of 38 Old 06-21-2010, 04:52 PM
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My old Chestnut TWH had a blackish/much darker read mane and tail. It was a interesting mixture of colors, black, deep deep red, lighter sorrel red, and even a little white. I think that Roro's horse has a similarily darker tail.
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post #6 of 38 Old 06-21-2010, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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^^ thanks theroughrider21

Thank you! Now I have some other options than "bucknut" :p

He seems much lighter in body than many chestnuts i see.. He's really quite tan.
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post #7 of 38 Old 06-21-2010, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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This is supposedly a 'golden dun'

Is that a legitimate color and do you think this could be it?

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Fairly certian that's a red dun? I'm not a color genius though
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post #9 of 38 Old 06-21-2010, 05:03 PM
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I definitely think red dun.

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post #10 of 38 Old 06-21-2010, 05:19 PM
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Does he have a dorsal stripe? Because if he doesn't red dun is off the table.
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