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post #1 of 24 Old 12-12-2009, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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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!

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post #2 of 24 Old 12-12-2009, 04:44 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?

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post #3 of 24 Old 12-12-2009, 04:47 PM
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Looks like a flaxen chestnut or sorrel to me
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post #4 of 24 Old 12-12-2009, 05:02 PM
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sorrel.

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post #5 of 24 Old 12-12-2009, 05:05 PM
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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)

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post #6 of 24 Old 12-12-2009, 05:52 PM
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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
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post #7 of 24 Old 12-12-2009, 05:58 PM
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Sorrel and chesnut are genetically the same, so chesnut is just fine. But Sorrel works too, because of the lighter mane
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post #8 of 24 Old 12-12-2009, 06:02 PM
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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..
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post #9 of 24 Old 12-12-2009, 06:09 PM
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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!

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post #10 of 24 Old 12-12-2009, 06:44 PM
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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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