What color is Arthur?

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    12-12-2009, 05:27 PM
What color is Arthur?

Okay, I feel really stupid. I've owned Arthur my whole life, and I've been calling him a chesnut. Apparently his breeders called him a red sorrel or something? They nicnamed him Red. Is he a sorrel? Chestnut? Red sorrel? I feel like an idiot lol!

Here's pics of him:

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    12-12-2009, 05:44 PM
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Sorrel to me is the same shade of 'red' all over, his mane is slightly lighter especially in the 1st pic
Does he vary in colour seasonally?
    12-12-2009, 05:47 PM
Looks like a flaxen chestnut or sorrel to me
    12-12-2009, 06:02 PM
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    12-12-2009, 06:05 PM
Green Broke
I don't know is he is flaxen his mane isnt blone enough, I will go for sorrel (but I've never thought that that is a real colour)
    12-12-2009, 06:52 PM
In NZ he would just be a flaxen chestnut. We aren't big on labelling colours and going into their genetics. They are bay, grey, chestnut or black LOL. Even pintos only fit into 1 of 3 categories
    12-12-2009, 06:58 PM
Sorrel and chesnut are genetically the same, so chesnut is just fine. But Sorrel works too, because of the lighter mane
    12-12-2009, 07:02 PM
Sorrel/chestnut are the same thing. He's a chestnut with flaxen. In the first pic I'd call him a sooty chestnut or otherwise named a liver chestnut. But in the following pics he doesn't look that dark..
    12-12-2009, 07:09 PM
I'd say liver chestnut, especially from the first picture. Typically they are a browner chestnut with some lighter areas, sometimes dapples and a flaxen mane and tail. He's a very pretty boy. Lucky you to have all those equines!
    12-12-2009, 07:44 PM
Originally Posted by danastark    
I'd say liver chestnut, especially from the first picture. Typically they are a browner chestnut with some lighter areas, sometimes dapples and a flaxen mane and tail. He's a very pretty boy. Lucky you to have all those equines!
liver chesnuts are usuallly much darker, all but the first picture are very light, more orange then dark brown/orange

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