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post #11 of 38 Old 06-21-2010, 05:20 PM
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Your horse is just chestnut. They come in hundreds of shades, and my Arab mare actually has a partially black tail, darker even then his mane.

The second photo you posted is a red dun - the zeba stripes or "barring" on his legs is a dead giveaway. Basically, he's just a chestnut with the dun gene.

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post #12 of 38 Old 06-21-2010, 09:41 PM
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I think he is a chestnut as well. No dun or buck skin factors that I see.

I will say I think his dull colour could be condition. He looks under weight and wormy to me.
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post #13 of 38 Old 06-21-2010, 09:48 PM
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Do you have any closer photos of his face?

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post #14 of 38 Old 06-21-2010, 09:54 PM
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He is definitely a chestnut. If there is no dorsal stripe, then dun is impossible. Though it does look like he has at least the sooty modifier acting on his color. Unfortunately, chestnut is one of those colors that has thousands of variations and no 2 will ever be exactly the same color.
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post #15 of 38 Old 06-21-2010, 10:15 PM
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Just a chestnut.
I've got a two year old Arabian filly almost the exact same colour - albeit she's got a dorsal stripe - and she's a chestnut.

Golden Dun? Like so many other colours out there, it's simply a money term.

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post #16 of 38 Old 06-21-2010, 10:27 PM
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If his parents are a black and a chestnut then he's just a lighter shade of chestnut.
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post #17 of 38 Old 06-22-2010, 03:12 PM
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If the parents were black and chestnut, the only 3 colours that are ever genetically possible from that mix would be black, chestnut, or bay (if the chestnut parent carried agouti). Your horse is a chestnut, and probably has the sooty gene that is making parts of him appear darker. It is impossible for him to be a dun, since neither of his parents carried the dun gene.
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post #18 of 38 Old 06-22-2010, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the help. i was under the impression chestnuts mane and tail had to be the same or lighter than their coat color.

As for his coat color...

I will say I think his dull colour could be condition. He looks under weight and wormy to me
First off, I wouldn't describe his coat as dull, and I can assure you he is a healthy weight, free from worms, and any other "health condition."

He is nice and shiny in the sunlight. the other pics were taken in the shade.
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post #19 of 38 Old 06-22-2010, 05:22 PM
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My horse is a dun. Does he have tiger stripes on the back of his legs or a dorsal stripe? This is what classifies them as a dun. I used to have a horse that was a buckskin (he had the black mane and tail and black legs), but he was registered as a red dun because he had a dorsal stripes and the tiger stripes on the backs of his legs.

That's a gorgeous horse! If you asked me, I would say he is sorrel.

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post #20 of 38 Old 06-22-2010, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you :)

Yes that's the general consensus, he's a chestnut, just like he was registered!
(a more unique one than I've seen)
A red dun buckskin sounds gorgeous!
Thanks again
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