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post #1 of 29 Old 08-13-2014, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Black horses and sun bleaching

Do black horses bleach out in the summer? My barn has a black horse that does not bleach out. However all the brown horses there bleach out.
Can black horses bleach out or is it just browns- mistakenly called black- that bleach out?

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post #2 of 29 Old 08-13-2014, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Never mind, I found some articles that answer my question.
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post #3 of 29 Old 08-18-2014, 04:01 PM
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Depends on the horse. There are non fading blacks that do not but many blacks will fade. Some worse than others and I find if they have are smokey black they fade more.
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post #4 of 29 Old 08-18-2014, 04:54 PM
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true black horses wont bleach out, dark bays may lighten up but copper deficiencies can make black horses have reddish/brown streaks, normally through the mane and tail.
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post #5 of 29 Old 08-18-2014, 05:13 PM
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I've got a black mare that the previous owners kept penned and under cover 24/7. We let her out at will. In Az sun she gets a "dusty" tone to her black and lots of split ends in her mane. Other than that she pretty much stays black.

But, my bay lightens in the summer and gets a really pretty deep color in winter.
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post #6 of 29 Old 08-20-2014, 12:40 PM
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true black horses wont bleach out, dark bays may lighten up but copper deficiencies can make black horses have reddish/brown streaks, normally through the mane and tail.
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*cough* "true" black horses can and do fade. There is no known genetic difference between a "true" black and a "fading" black.
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post #7 of 29 Old 08-20-2014, 07:09 PM
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true black horses wont bleach out, dark bays may lighten up but copper deficiencies can make black horses have reddish/brown streaks, normally through the mane and tail.
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just also affirming that true black horses bleach out. i own a homozygous black who bleaches out so badly she looks bay.
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post #8 of 29 Old 08-27-2014, 02:29 AM
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I have a black horse who looks like a dark bay with a black head right now. In winter he is coal, but the Florida summer sun does a number on him. I had a red dun who looked like a dark golden palomino in the summer... except with a red mane and tail.
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post #9 of 29 Old 08-28-2014, 04:48 PM
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Yep, my little black mare totally looks like a brown horse right now. In the winter, her coat is coal black. Summer, forget it.
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post #10 of 29 Old 08-28-2014, 05:11 PM
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My bay has gotten very dark throughout the summer. I am shocked at much darker he is now than he was last summer.
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