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post #21 of 54 Old 07-16-2012, 05:11 PM
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A dorsal stripe is VERY distinct. It's like it is drawn on with a marker. Very clean and crisp. I think the above picture just shows countershading.

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post #22 of 54 Old 07-16-2012, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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I agree - it only has that 'marker look' after first spring shed out or after a body clip. Otherwise this is what you get!
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post #23 of 54 Old 07-16-2012, 05:33 PM
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IMO he doesn't have dun.


I agree with everyone else who is saying that he is a sooty palomino.
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post #24 of 54 Old 07-16-2012, 05:36 PM
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Very pretty horse! I agree, he is a sooty palomino.
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Well I don't know about you guys but this was educational for me, no doubt. I looked up sooty palominos online and they are quite pretty! Smokey, almost.

As I was on the search to find more pics this afternoon (this search took me under the bed in my files and animal papers) and I found my bill of sale and notes.

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.

Loved everyone's input - you guys know your stuff!
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I would love to know more about where the mottled skin comes from.
It's actually surprisingly normal for palomino horses to have mottled skin. It's related to the cream gene.
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post #27 of 54 Old 07-16-2012, 07:24 PM
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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.

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My red dun guy's stripes doesn't really fade noticably, fwiw. What is the "face cobwebbing" that someone mentioned? Sooty pal or dun pal, he's gorgeous! I am leaning towards sooty pal myself given the dramatic color-changing with the seasons, but I am so far from a color expert that you may as well throw darts at a wall as listen to me. ;)
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Cobwebbing on the face usually looks something like this, though from my understanding, not all duns exhibit this particular marking.



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Very interesting! I'll have to look closely next time I go out to play with Jayne.
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