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        12-27-2012, 03:47 PM
    Here is a more recent picture of her. She doesn't have brown anywhere on her face, neck, or legs. Just her barrel, mane and tail.

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        12-27-2012, 03:50 PM

    She is BLACK. Any other "colors" you are seeing on her are due to damage to the hairs themselves (not counting white markings).

    Once again, there is no genetic difference between nonfading and fading blacks.

    Smokey blacks are black horses with the cream gene and can also vary in shade just like "regular" blacks mentioned above.

    You can ask all the questions/opinions you want on her color. Genetically she is black and nothing is going to change that.
        12-27-2012, 03:54 PM
    Yes, I get that there is no genetical difference now!
        12-27-2012, 04:03 PM
    Any red/brown/copper/what have you hairs mixed in with the black sporadically are just sun damaged. The same as the ends of my mostly light brown hair being very blonde in the summer.

    Only if the lighter areas are concentrated to areas specific to brown does it indicate brown.

    Your horse is black. Congrats.
        12-27-2012, 04:07 PM
    I am getting her a blanket too, so it will stop the sun from fading her black.
        12-27-2012, 04:12 PM
    I wouldn't bother. Once she sheds her winter coat, she'll be black again. You'll just have to put her on night turn out during the summer to keep her out of the sun.
        12-27-2012, 04:23 PM
    Originally Posted by oh vair oh    
    I wouldn't bother. Once she sheds her winter coat, she'll be black again. You'll just have to put her on night turn out during the summer to keep her out of the sun.
    I cannot do that, I am getting her a winter blanket, and summer blanket. I do not have access to a barn to put her in, she is out in the sun all day, all year round. I am getting her a winter blanket because their shelter has no roof. I board her.
        12-27-2012, 04:26 PM
    I highly do not suggest having your horse under blankets for the rest of its life. She'll sweat to death and get lots of coat and skin problems. Unless you are showing high levels, it's pointless to care about whether she's fading or not.
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        12-27-2012, 04:29 PM
    I won't have her under blankets all the time. In winter, it will be for cold days, or a few days before a show. In summer, it will be when it is raining, or before shows, To keep her coat clean after a bath.
        12-27-2012, 04:31 PM
    Originally Posted by Breezy2011    
    I am getting her a blanket too, so it will stop the sun from fading her black.
    I don't have a problem with blanketing a horse if it is too cold, or for a show, but the statement above concerns me.
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