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post #1 of 9 Old 08-08-2010, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Question What Color Will He Be?

I was wondering if you guys who know more about horse colors and stuff could help me out a little about what color Anthem will be and stay. Lol

He was born a buckskin and goes darker, lighter, darker, lighter every couple months and I'm wondering if he'll be a permanent color one day or keep changing. Below are pictures of his Father, Mother and the color he is now. My farrier thinks he'll go back to buckskin eventually, and my vet thinks since he's over two, he's done changing color. I would LOVE it if he went back to buckskin with blue eyes, but I love him either way. He also has a dun stripe that runs down his back.
Thanks everybody!

The first two pics are his Father.
The third is his Mother.
And last is Anthem, he caught a deer moving in the corner of his eye so he looks a little on edge. Lol I also snapped it with my camera phone so its kinda bad quality.
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-09-2010, 01:11 PM
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He's most likely a dun. Can you get better pictures of his dorsal stripe? Since buckskin is the creme gene and not the dun gene they don't have a dorsal, unless it's countershading. And his eyes aren't changing color, if they're still blue at two years old then they'll stay that way.
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Neither of his parents look dun to me. He looks like a buckskin with sooty countershading. He'll probably get lighter or darker depending on the season, but I think it's safe to say that he'll always appear to be buckskin of some sort. He's also carrying Sabino or Splash (it's hard to tell which when it's so minimally expressed like that), which is why he has blue eyes. My guess would be that he got it from his mom.
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I'm horrible with color, but he's gorgeous!

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kassierae: My camera just broke, so I have no way of doing that now, but I'll try soon. Thanks for the input. (:

Quixotic: Yes, I too think his Mom gave him his eyes. And I think he's buckskin too. The weird thing is in some places he almost goes black? Like around his eyes it'll go real dark and the rest of his body will be light again. Lol

RougueMare: Thank you so much! I'm not the greatest with color either, but pretty and gorgeous are colors in my book. (: Haha

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he looks dun to me and i know my horse (who is a dun LOL) changes lighter and darker with seasons! so its pretty normal to me :3

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I don't know about his colour but he is a cutie! and his daddy is super duper gorgeous!!!!!!!

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post #8 of 9 Old 08-13-2010, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, everybody!

dedebird: You know what, he just might be dun. He's such a confusing boy. Lol

boxer: I know, right? He's such a gorgeous color, and when he runs. Uh, just beautiful.

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I really don't think he is a dun because it would have likely been obvious in one of his parents. What I see is a sooty buckskin. That would give him the appearance of a dorsal stripe (countershading) and they tend to change colors with the season. My Dad's horse Pokey is like that and he has more black in him in the late winter and spring and is more golden in the summer and fall.

Your boy is gorgeous and I am drawn to those horses with blue eyes and solid color, they are very striking.

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