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    04-16-2012, 02:18 PM
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Foal
Buckskin..Dun..Dunskin?

I have a filly who is registered as a buckskin, but I am starting to get curious. Her sire is a palomino and her dam is a dun (I do not know color genetics on either or them) but I have noticed a few dun characteristics on this filly (dorsal stripe, slight cobwebbing, slight shoulder barring, and prominent leg barring.) I don't have too many pictures of the specific areas at the moment, but if you visit my profile I have pictures of the filly. Thank you!
     
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    04-16-2012, 02:23 PM
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Trained
From the pictures posted, she just looks buckskin to me. If you could get pictures of the spots your talking about, thatd really be helpful. Right now, based on what I see, she's buckskin.

Also a dorsal and shoulder barring can be caused by countershading and isnt always an indication of the dun gene being present.
     
    04-16-2012, 02:25 PM
  #3
Trained
Just from the quick glance at your mare "Doll" I really don't see anything on her that says she has dun. I just see a buckskin.
     
    04-16-2012, 02:26 PM
  #4
Foal
I, too, would want better pictures. From those, I'd go either way...she's a cutie!
     
    04-16-2012, 02:31 PM
  #5
Foal
I see a dorsal stripe allright, and if you see barring on the legs I'd go with dun. Dun is dominante(a dun horse plus a dun horse= a dun horse) so have a baby to prove it?(mostly joking)
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    04-16-2012, 02:34 PM
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Trained
*cough* I would NOT breed to "prove" a color. If you want to know for sure on any horse, pull the hairs and send them to be tested. So very much cheaper than breeding...
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    04-16-2012, 02:37 PM
  #7
Foal
I said I was kiddig :)
Horsetesting.com doesn;t offer a test for it, I'm guessing UC Davis does though.

With that dorsal strip there are only three options(just skimming the basics here)
-Dunskin(carries dun and creme gene over a bay base)
-Dun(carries dun gene over a bay base)
-Smokey Buckskin(Carries the smokey and creme gene over a bay base)


Then again it could be any combination of those three...that's the joy of color genetics isn't it?
     
    04-16-2012, 02:41 PM
  #8
Foal
Thank you all for your input! I was thinking about color testing her maybe, just for hahas, but it's not that important to me. I will post more pictures when I get a chance!
     
    04-16-2012, 02:41 PM
  #9
Trained
Counter shading can and does appear on any horse. Only, and I mean only on horses carrying dun it is considered a dorsal.

Smokey buckskin? Are you meaning smokey brown/brown skin? Because cream + bay = buckskin not smokey buckskin.
     
    04-16-2012, 02:46 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by NdAppy    
Counter shading can and does appear on any horse. Only, and I mean only on horses carrying dun it is considered a dorsal.

Smokey buckskin? Are you meaning smokey brown/brown skin? Because cream + bay = buckskin not smokey buckskin.
The smokey gene is what causes the counter shading hence a smokey buckskin being bay, creme and the smokey gene.

It's still a dorsal stripe, it's a stripe going dowen the dorsal aspect of the horse. For breed registries I suppose it isn't. I consider the dun version to be a dun stripe...but let's not argue over terminology. Some say chestnut some say sorrel :)
     

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