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post #31 of 50 Old 07-02-2011, 07:46 PM
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Her dam is a buckskin and her sire is a dun. She is a registered bay.
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He is a registered bay.
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He is a registered bay.
Registry bodies are not known for being either accurate with their colours or up-to-date with current research. Relying on what the registry says can often result in a horse being called the wrong colour.

Just want to add my two cents here. There seems to be a stigma attached to having a horse that is 'just' brown. Almost as if brown is a 'bad' colour. It's not! It's a variation of bay, just like wild bay is. It is not a reflection on your horse's quality, their breeding or their potential. A good horse is never a bad colour, and this applies to our brown equines too.

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Registry bodies are not known for being either accurate with their colours or up-to-date with current research. Relying on what the registry says can often result in a horse being called the wrong colour.

Just want to add my two cents here. There seems to be a stigma attached to having a horse that is 'just' brown. Almost as if brown is a 'bad' colour. It's not! It's a variation of bay, just like wild bay is. It is not a reflection on your horse's quality, their breeding or their potential. A good horse is never a bad colour, and this applies to our brown equines too.

I think the AQHA and APHA are competent on their color knowledge.

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Personally I prefer browns over bays. I have a solid brown mare who I think is the prettiest horse we own! If I saw anything to indicate Phoenix was actually brown I would claim it in a heartbeat.
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I think the AQHA and APHA are competent on their color knowledge.
Sorry, this is the most hilarious statement I have heard in a while.

Seriously? They are two of the worst bodies when it comes to colour knowledge.

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Just want to add my two cents here. There seems to be a stigma attached to having a horse that is 'just' brown. Almost as if brown is a 'bad' colour. It's not! It's a variation of bay, just like wild bay is. It is not a reflection on your horse's quality, their breeding or their potential. A good horse is never a bad colour, and this applies to our brown equines too.
Very well said! I personally don't enjoy a chestnut horse(unless there's a lot of chrome) but if I found one that was a chestnut that was perfect for what I was looking for in every other way but the color...I'd snatch it up.

Aww my brownie boy is special haha. I personally love brown horses, they hide the dirt very well haha.

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Sorry, this is the most hilarious statement I have heard in a while.

Seriously? They are two of the worst bodies when it comes to colour knowledge.
Well Maybe they don't have knowledge of "colour" but the have some knowledge of color.

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Well Maybe they don't have knowledge of "colour" but the have some knowledge of color.
There's no difference in the two spellings other than the fact that they're different spellings. Colour is from a region (England maybe?) and color is how grade school (schools) in the US teaches it. There is no difference in meaning.
And, I agree with Chiilaa. A horse at our barn is registered red roan when he's clearly chestnut with possible Sabino, yet has about a spot of slight roan about the size of an adult hand. They're not too knowledgable about colour patterns either, ime.
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colour and color are both the correct spelling FYI just depends which area your in/live in.

Okay.... this thread is actually really intresting. I'v learned so much! But still confused lol ok what happens if a horse is black and sheds out into a dark bay. Can that happen or would he be brown?

This is Norman. I was told he was a bay but I never really agree'd with it... brown right? Or am I wrong? Just applying my gut feeling and what I just learned lol
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Or what about my boy?

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He temporaily went REALLY light and looked like this. This was mid way through his shed out.

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