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        03-31-2013, 03:52 PM
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    Yearling
    But he does have light tan around his eyes in the winter. So light brown? My avatar pic is his eyes in the summer.
         
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        03-31-2013, 03:55 PM
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    See that looks like pangre to me wheatermay not brown.
         
        03-31-2013, 03:59 PM
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    Originally Posted by Wheatermay    
    But he does have light tan around his eyes in the winter. So light brown? My avatar pic is his eyes in the summer.
    Can't tell real well in those pics but does it look like this?
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        03-31-2013, 08:33 PM
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    Okay! I couldn't stand it anymore. This evening while our three "bays' were eating, I'm moving around each giving them the old eyeballs in an attempt to see if I could tell what color they really are. And they are glancing at me with a "What IS her problem" look back.
    I believe the mares are bay...probably. One is mahogany and the other (see avatar) has far less red and is a couple of shades lighter. Both muzzles are lighter with the winter coats but no light body tones behind the front legs or in the flank.
    The tobiano Paint gelding (thank goodness half his head is dark or I would be sunk) has a lighter muzzle and a lot of light around the eye. What body color he has is more of a walnut tone. So, may I be correct in thinking he may be brown? He has black in this mane and tail making him three colors with the dreamiest blue eyes.
    I find it so interesting what one actually sees when looking for something specifically. Education is a wonderful thing.
    I will take photos later this spring when we have summer coats.
    I'm still going to call them all bays, just because it's easier!
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        03-31-2013, 08:39 PM
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    Actually take some winter coat pics it makes it easier for us to tell them apart. So lets gets some pics and look at them
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        03-31-2013, 09:20 PM
      #36
    Yearling
    I should be going to there tomorrow so I will get pictures!
         
        04-01-2013, 02:13 AM
      #37
    Yearling
    Ok I posted nothing but winter coat pics of him this time. What so you think now? Chiilea (who is a very recognizable and very good at colors said she leaned towards light brown)... Since it seems farther along in understanding... I am really sorry for hijacking the thread a little OP. I'm think you are trying to learn though, and so am I! If I'm bugging you, give me a word, and I'll just make another thread.
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        04-01-2013, 02:16 AM
      #38
    Yearling
    Also how do you tell difference between brown and pangre when they are really light? I don't really thin the has pangre.... but I DO think he is a brown... but can browns be red?

    Being brown would explain his color change from that all over red to a more coppery red in the summer. He has a gold look to him too. His neck stays close to the winter color with tons of countershading on his shoulders. He looses the snip on his nose on the winter and he sheds all the light hair off his muzzle, and loosed the tan "eyeshadow" and even gets darker points on his face near his cheeks....

    THAT much of color changing would point more to brown right? Am I getting it yet? And how can you tell if they are browns in summer? I don't get how you guys did it with Fanta and Hugo,, lol....
         
        04-02-2013, 12:21 AM
      #39
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Peppy Barrel Racing    
    Can't tell real well in those pics but does it look like this?
    Yes, he is the same color as your horse, lol... but the eyeshadow and muzzle is more like a brown I think. It isnt really a cream... Maybe in between both....
         
        04-02-2013, 01:04 AM
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    Green Broke
    You guys have to stop, I'm now scouring every horse I see for different signs of what they are, I'm so confused!!
    They're all beautiful- almost as beautiful as I am confused.
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