Meet lucky Lady. Purchased this girl when she was 4 months old. She is now 10.5 months. Her parents were both Tennessee Walkers. Her mother was solid black colored. No idea about the dad. This guy had about 30 Tennessees and let them all run around together. She was much darker when I got her. She now lost most of her winter coat and is lightening up a lot. She's also the hairiest horse I've ever seen with her winter coat. Thanks from a newbie!
My vote is black with some sun/sweat/baby fading. I would have suspected liver chestnut, but I think she is too dark around the lower legs/coronet bands for chestnut-- that's usually where some red "clues" show up on the really dark chestnuts.
Well, if not black, then brown (as in, seal brown) which would explain the lighter area at the flank (although on a baby with an immature coat I have still seen that on black horse.) I am just not seeing chestnut because of the lack of red on the legs, like on the liver chestnuts below.
Even this blackest chestnut has a slight hint or lighter/reddish about the pasterns--
I appreciate everyones help in this. I went back to the previous owner and he gave me some pics of the parents. They were already gone when I purchased the little one. Dad's on the left. Mom on the right. Don't know if this will help. Thanks again.