Bay Question
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Colors and Genetics

Bay Question

This is a discussion on Bay Question within the Horse Colors and Genetics forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • what colour is my bay horse?
  • Bay horse mealy nose belly

Like Tree5Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-16-2012, 11:30 AM
  #1
Foal
Bay Question

My TWH gelding has a mahogany colored body with black legs, tail, and mane. But on his nose he is not black, he is a lighter shade of brown. You can't see the lighter hairs in the summer, they just come in with his winter coat. Someone told me this means he is not a true bay in color? Does that sound right?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    03-16-2012, 11:46 AM
  #2
Showing
Nope. Whoever told you that has no idea what they're talking about.
     
    03-16-2012, 12:01 PM
  #3
Cat
Green Broke
He's bay - just most likely also has the mealy gene at work too.
     
    03-16-2012, 12:16 PM
  #4
Trained
Isn't that a sign of brown?
     
    03-16-2012, 12:27 PM
  #5
Yearling
Agree with Cat, it's a modifier gene like Dun or Bay. My bay gets a light muzzle in the winter too, as well as his belly by his daddy parts gets almost white. In the summer though, he goes back to his normal mahogany bay color. From what I've read, being a "mahogany" bay, is actually an indicator of the sooty modifier at work. Sooty causes dark hairs to be interspersed through the coat, most heavily along the neck and withers and sometimes the head. When Jack was a baby he was a BRIGHT copper bay, but every year he's gotten darker and now is almost purple looking at times.
The first is a pic of Jack at 2, nice and bright copper, but you can already see him getting darker along the neck and withers. And the second was only a month ago. (Excuse the mud, this was pre grooming, lol) You can kindof see the white fuzzies peeking out by his rear legs.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Jackman-.jpg (57.9 KB, 261 views)
File Type: jpg mud.jpg (36.3 KB, 261 views)
     
    03-16-2012, 12:28 PM
  #6
Weanling
He's probably got the A(t) version of agouti instead of the A version making him a brown...
Chiilaa and SkyeDawn like this.
     
    03-16-2012, 12:42 PM
  #7
Cat
Green Broke
Any way we can see a photo of the horse in question?
     
    03-16-2012, 12:58 PM
  #8
Foal
I'm not a big picture taker but I will try to find a good one of him and try to figure out how to post it when I get home.
     
    03-16-2012, 01:26 PM
  #9
Weanling
Your horse sounds like a Seal brown bay color which is a true bay color. There are variations in bays. A bay horse can be any shade of brown (which is a mixture of red and yellow), with points such as tail, mane, muzzle and lower legs being black. The brown can range from a light, almost tan or chestnut to a dark, seal color.
     
    03-16-2012, 05:06 PM
  #10
Trained
Seal brown has now been classified as is it own color on the agouti gene (and is testable!).

Brown, bay and wild bay are all variations of that gene. Agouti restricts black to the points. Brown, bay and wild bay all do that to varying degrees.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
To buy, or not to buy, that is the question... horseyfikes Horse Talk 13 04-18-2011 05:06 PM
Double thread: Riding question and mental question Tymer English Riding 16 11-09-2010 06:28 PM
height question--someone please answer this question. Gidget Horse Breeds 8 09-21-2010 08:53 PM
just a question WildBillCody Horse Riding 67 05-23-2010 04:41 AM
On the bit question rolf4life Horse Training 14 07-31-2008 08:01 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0