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post #131 of 409 Old 07-31-2011, 04:06 AM
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Does he have a true dorsal? I have never seen a dun that dark.

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post #132 of 409 Old 07-31-2011, 04:14 AM
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Apparently that black-looking horse in the blog post had the dun factor and he's a lot darker than my horse. I've looked for a dorsal stripe before but my horse is too dark to tell for sure. Although I have noticed that when the rest of him turns a sort of golden color in the summer (he tends to bleach golden, not red like most browns), his spine stays really dark. He also has that dark face mask so common in duns. Still, I think only a genetics test would tell for sure.
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post #133 of 409 Old 07-31-2011, 05:08 AM
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If he was dun, I wouldn't expect him to get so dark in the winter. Are you going to test? We love results almost as much as we love pictures.....


ETA: Looking at the other pics you have added, I am confident that he is indeed a BAB. Congrats!

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post #134 of 409 Old 07-31-2011, 05:20 AM
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I dunno... check out the stallions on this page, especially "Armani". They both apparently have the dun factor. Armani looks even more like a BAB than my horse does.

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Also, that little Sorraia mustang in the blog post is a lot darker than my horse and he's also a dun factor. If you can find another explanation for my horse's skin wrinkling that happens to look exactly like the skin wrinkling in dun factor horses, I might change my mind. I've been searching for an answer to this for years so good luck.

I might test sometime in the future if I happen to come across some extra cash after paying my horse's board and farrier bills. ;)

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post #135 of 409 Old 07-31-2011, 05:31 AM
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I would love to see an actual DNA test done on Armani if they think he is dun. He has no dun factor markings at all - no dorsal, no leg or shoulder barring, no ear tips and no face mask. If you compare him to their other stallion, Maverick, you can clearly see that the second is a diluted colour, and Armani is not.

Dun is a dilute - meaning that it makes the original colour of the horse lighter.

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post #136 of 409 Old 07-31-2011, 07:06 AM
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Is Victor da mule a BAB?

Victor visited from next door (across the creek), early one Sunday morning. My husband woke me and said that "a small brown horse" had just rushed past the bathroom window into Sienna's paddock. When I got out there I saw Victor licking Sienna's feedbin and looking very badassed indeed.
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post #137 of 409 Old 07-31-2011, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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these are all from before winter, some he already has his winter coat.
He doesn't seem to have the variations in colour but deffinatly has the orange nose
I do believe my girl that he is a Badass Bay, but we love them too

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This is so exciting! I was under the impression that my boy is a black bay, but now I'm thinking he is in fact a BAB! Please, correct me if im wrong. Here he is(:
Looks like a BAB to me!! Welcome to the dark side moohahaha

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I am unfortunate enough to have a grey, and a clean one at that! That means she is never remotely close to BAB My friend however has a Bad Ass Brown. Marvel in his Bad Assedness

And we gotta watch out for those one trying to worm their way in!
Ha ha, I marvelled, I like!

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The sale went very well with Negrita, they came to view her on wednesday and took her home today! :) they sent me a picture just minutes after they put her out in their paddock, and let me know that she had settled down well. :) i also went to try out my possibly new mare today and i absolutely love her! unfortunately i couldnt ride her much since she has a loose shoe, so we only walked and done a little trotting just in the paddock & she was an angel considering she hadnt been ridden for about a month :) she is indeed badass, and im pretty sure shes brown... unless im mistaken? :o im aware of the big belly, if i do end up owning her we will have to burn off some of that fat :P
Good luck with your new addition, looks like a lovely girl!

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I love brown
Zis my friends sums up in three simple words why I started this thread, mission accomplished heh.

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Hi! First time poster. I'm about to go post in the welcome forum after this.

I've got a particular kind of BAB horse. He's a BLM mustang gelding and here is his coat in the winter...


in the summer...


And lately he's been developing this funny brindle-like pattern over the hotter months...


I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the rippling on his skin due to his severe fly allergies. Don't worry, he's been checked out by a vet and is perfectly healthy. I keep his allergies under control.

Also, look at the nifty color underneath when I clip his winter coat!
Gonna ignore the rest of your posts and just say nice BAB you have there

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Victor visited from next door (across the creek), early one Sunday morning. My husband woke me and said that "a small brown horse" had just rushed past the bathroom window into Sienna's paddock. When I got out there I saw Victor licking Sienna's feedbin and looking very badassed indeed.
No. You should probably get rid of him. I will PM you my address.

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post #138 of 409 Old 07-31-2011, 02:48 PM
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Browns are very BA indeed! I LOVE them, especially my friends horse Chance, I dont have any pictures of him :( But he is defiantly one of those way more than just a brown, BAB :)



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post #139 of 409 Old 07-31-2011, 10:32 PM
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Potential BAB?

Although I've been told he is black, I believe Hugo is BAB. Am I delusional?

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Input please?

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post #140 of 409 Old 07-31-2011, 10:46 PM
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Coffegod - I think he is a fading black IMO Gorgeous boy though - love his markings!
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