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    07-09-2012, 04:36 AM
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Actually, winter coats are far more reliable than summer coats for figuring out colour when it comes to bay vs brown at least.

I actually have a standardbred who I was convinced was bay. I think it may have been NdAppy and/or Chiila who originally suggested that in all likelihood he was brown. I didn't believe it to begin with, but after watching him go through a few more sheds I have come to the conclusion that, yep, he's brown. So welcome to the bad ass brown club Phoenix!



And also a couple of more recent ones of Romance

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    07-09-2012, 04:37 AM
Winter coats are not reliable for any colour... except brown. That is the best time to tell a horse is brown, because a bay won't have the soft points even in full fuzzies, while a brown who mimics bay in summer months will usually have the brown indicators in winter months.
    07-11-2012, 01:01 PM
Um... so... please don't hate me. Whats the difference between a chestnut and a brown? Other than a chestnuts lack of badassery obviously!
    07-11-2012, 01:08 PM
Chestnuts are genetically red, and browns are genetically black+brown version of agouti. I think.
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    07-11-2012, 01:17 PM
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Wow, HowClever, Phoenix looks a lot like my Snickers in some of your pictures! :)

    07-11-2012, 02:05 PM
Originally Posted by Hailey1203    
Um... so... please don't hate me. Whats the difference between a chestnut and a brown? Other than a chestnuts lack of badassery obviously!
In spite of all the debate on other threads on this board, nobody could hate you for asking a question, especially if you truly want to learn .

Affored is correct. A chestnut or sorrel horse is genetically red (ee). However a brown horse is a black based horse (either EE or Ee) with agouti (I think the brown version of agouti is 'At').

Since black is dominant and red is recessive, the only way to get a red based horse is to have a horse with 2 copies of the recessive gene.
    07-11-2012, 02:20 PM
I just bought a 2 yr old QH gelding. This is his weanling pic. Do ya think he's brown??? Just a little???

Bwa ha ha ha ha ..

Here he is now .. but wet.

    07-11-2012, 04:03 PM
Thank you for clearing that up! Im slowly figuring out the genetic side of horses. I never realized it was so complex!
    01-15-2013, 04:52 PM
I just got this boy and Im not sure if he is a brown or bay?

Im leaning towards brown.
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    01-15-2013, 04:54 PM
Your pics didn't work. Right click on them and copy image location and that's what you need to paste in the image thing here.

bab, badass browns

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