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    06-20-2012, 10:39 PM

This is one of my friends horses. He's a 2 year old colt. Already well over 15 hands. (15 at withers, 15.2/15.3 a butt) He's a lovely lovely boy. Has the sweetest, in your pocket disposition. He's just...huge.

He's outside 24/7. It's been SOOOO hot and sunny this year. Like, more so then the past couple of years.

Middle picture is him last September, around 1.6 years old. Taken around sundown. And just barely starting to grow a winter coat.

So is he genetically black or brown?

*Yes, pictures are posted with permission of owner*
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    06-20-2012, 10:46 PM
Green Broke
I'm going to go with brown. My fading black
Is seriously black until about mid may.
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    06-20-2012, 10:50 PM
The top and bottom pictures were just taken in the past couple of days. He is much more faded this year then he was last year.

Last year he looked like he did in the middle picture, but we only had 12 90 degree days last year, this year already we've had 8. No rain, all sun. Even our grass is dead already this year. That doesn't happen until August. I'm sure that plays a part but I, too, am still kind of leaning towards brown.

Here's a baby picture...
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    06-21-2012, 09:01 AM

Calling the's
Chiilaa? NDAppy? Poseiden?
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    06-21-2012, 09:03 AM
I think brown, from the little I have picked up.

But don't take me seriously.. I am way beginner when it comes to colours.
    06-21-2012, 09:07 AM
Have you got any pictures taken that aren't at sunset?
    06-21-2012, 09:10 AM
I have a few on my other phone that ill work in getting posted. If I can get them, that phone fell in water at saturdays horse show.
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    06-21-2012, 10:04 AM
Green Broke
I wonder if either parent carries a cream gene. He looks like he could be a smokey black.
    06-21-2012, 01:13 PM
His sire does not carry cream and dam is bay. So I don't think so.
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    06-21-2012, 02:26 PM
I vote black. However.. the only true way to know is a red test :) only 25.00 and super easy to pull the hair for it.

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