Originally Posted by clippityclop
I had jotted down that this equines sire was a palomino, and his mother was a red dun. So it seems that everyone is correct in their color diagnostics? His parentage says he's got the dun gene, but you are right that his color more resembles the smokies.
Actually, the only way he is guaranteed to have a dun gene is if his dam was homozygous (carrying 2 dun genes). If she only carried one (which would still give her
the dun color), she would only have a 50 percent chance of passing it on to your boy.
I am inclined to agree with the others that he is a sooty instead of a dun, but either way, he's gorgeous.