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post #11 of 42 Old 07-16-2012, 01:52 PM
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Most registries don't accept "brown" as a color, they classify them as bay.
why is that?
how could a brown horse be a bay? A brown horse has no black points, and the mane and tail are also brown, correct?

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post #12 of 42 Old 07-16-2012, 01:55 PM
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why is that?
how could a brown horse be a bay? A brown horse has no black points, and the mane and tail are also brown, correct?
No. Not correct. Brown horses DO have black legs and black manes/tails. It's part of what makes that colour. They can be distinguished from the normal, run of the mill bay by the way their "soft points (flank, elbow, muzzle, eye, inner legs) are a lighter shade than the rest of their body.
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Lexiee, the horse in your avatar is brown also. They are extremely similar colors, caused by mutations of the same gene, hence why they are confused often. Brown was just recently isolated and determined to be its own color, which is why there is still so much confusion.
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post #14 of 42 Old 07-16-2012, 01:56 PM
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but how are they brown? O.o

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It's just a name. Like buckskin and palomino and bay.

Brown is black + At (one form of agouti)

Bay is black + A (A different form of agouti)
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but how are they brown? O.o
Because they aren't "classic" bay, they are something different. It's the name that the geneticist who isolated the gene decided to give to the colour. However, the term "brown" has been around for a long time, being used to describe a "bay" horse with lighter soft points. It is only in the last 10 to 15 years that it has gone out of fashion.
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ohhhh!! so like her nose and behind her legs, belly etc
is lighter than the rest of her? I get it!
I don't know any real bays then D: poo! hahah

Can I call her a bay anyway? xD

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Can I call her a bay anyway? xD
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Please, for the love of genetics noooo!!! LMAO!
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I just looked at lots of my pictures, and only her nose is lighter. She's still classified as brown right?

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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Please, for the love of genetics noooo!!! LMAO!
pshhh, alright fiiiiine
In my head is it okay?
or what about people who say "what color is she" and have no interest in horses?!

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