Originally Posted by Glynnis
Both brown and bay have black points. I would hazard to guess Bay with pangare. Brown would be more of a cinnamon colour around the muzzle and other points. Tough to tell from this vantage point, a closer picture would probably help.
A brown's points will look more orangey and less tan.
Wdblevin, bay and brown are closely related genetically. Both are forms of the agouti gene, which restrict the black base to the hard points (muzzle, mane, tail, legs). Brown is VERY often mistaken for bay. The most noticeable difference is that brown will also lighten up the soft points of a horse (the muzzle, behind the elbow, in the flank and the points of the buttocks). Browns also tend to change color season to season. I know one brown who ranges from an almost maroon color in the summer to almost completely black in the winter...and everything in between. Posted via Mobile Device