buckskin or dun?

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

buckskin or dun?

This is a discussion on buckskin or dun? within the Horse Colors and Genetics forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • Red dunn color without dorsal stripe
  • Dorsal strip without the dun gene

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By stingerscricket

LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-19-2012, 10:40 AM
buckskin or dun?

Pic 1: Breeding stock paint, does have a dorsal stripe no other dun factor

Pic 2: QH gelding, no dorsal stripe, does have: shoulder & leg shadowing, mane/tail frosting. No other dun factor.

Who's what?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMAG0106.jpg (68.8 KB, 200 views)
File Type: jpg 1995 halter.jpg (73.1 KB, 255 views)
Sponsored Links
    03-19-2012, 10:47 AM
I just posted a thread about if my horse was a buckskin or dun too and got a lot of valuable information from people replies. If you want to check it out, search "What color is my horse?" by stingerscricket. Also, do you have any pictures from the back side of your horse with the dorsal stripe? It may just be countershading, which is very common in buckskins, but its impossible to know without a picture from the back showing the stripe and tail. It is my understanding that a dorsal stripe MUST be present for it to be carrying a dun gene, but not necesarily the other dun traits, so the QH gelding would not be a dun.
    03-19-2012, 10:55 AM
No pics of the dorsal.

This is just one of those, what do you think, FYI posts (probably shoulda mentioned that b4) I know which one is which, just thought it'd be interesting to hear what other ppl say. The dorsal on horse 1 is most definitely a dorsal. It is the "red" dun color, and is exactly the same width from start to finish, with no shadowing hairs.

P.S. I just needed a pick me up,LOL I KNOW horse 1 is a dun, regardless of her "buckskin" coat color, but her owner got mad at me for calling her that, so I just wanted someone to agree with me,
    03-19-2012, 11:01 AM
Well in that case, I agree with you!
busysmurf likes this.
    03-19-2012, 06:41 PM
To me, the first one is a Dun, and the second is a Buckskin..
    03-19-2012, 08:24 PM
First is a dun, second is a buckskin.

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

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


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
How to Get a Buckskin hackin'around Horse Breeding 16 12-21-2012 11:50 PM
Dun/Bay/Buckskin? Wheatermay Horse Colors and Genetics 84 08-30-2011 03:20 AM
How to get a Buckskin out of a Red Dun? TorchwoodMindfreak Horse Colors and Genetics 28 03-11-2011 09:48 AM
Dun and Buckskin? equine fanatic99 Horse Talk 5 03-17-2010 07:18 AM
name for buckskin arastangrider Horse Breeds 16 10-03-2009 12:03 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0