Buckskin..Dun..Dunskin? - The Horse Forum
 14Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 20 Old 04-16-2012, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Stonington, CT
Posts: 142
• Horses: 2
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!
KennyRogersPaints is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 Old 04-16-2012, 02:23 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6,772
• Horses: 2
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, shes buckskin.

Also a dorsal and shoulder barring can be caused by countershading and isnt always an indication of the dun gene being present.

"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with
him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."

-Samuel Butler
CLaPorte432 is offline  
post #3 of 20 Old 04-16-2012, 02:25 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,132
• Horses: 0
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.
NdAppy is offline  
post #4 of 20 Old 04-16-2012, 02:26 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 220
• Horses: 2
I, too, would want better pictures. From those, I'd go either way...she's a cutie!
BlackCricket is offline  
post #5 of 20 Old 04-16-2012, 02:31 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Dillon, Montana
Posts: 65
• Horses: 1
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)
KennyRogersPaints likes this.

Crimsons Clover is offline  
post #6 of 20 Old 04-16-2012, 02:34 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,132
• Horses: 0
*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...
DrumRunner likes this.
NdAppy is offline  
post #7 of 20 Old 04-16-2012, 02:37 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Dillon, Montana
Posts: 65
• Horses: 1
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?

Crimsons Clover is offline  
post #8 of 20 Old 04-16-2012, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Stonington, CT
Posts: 142
• Horses: 2
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!
KennyRogersPaints is offline  
post #9 of 20 Old 04-16-2012, 02:41 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,132
• Horses: 0
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.
NdAppy is offline  
post #10 of 20 Old 04-16-2012, 02:46 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Dillon, Montana
Posts: 65
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by NdAppy View Post
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 :)

Crimsons Clover is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dunskin? Mdawn Horse Colors and Genetics 7 12-06-2011 11:36 PM
RE: Dunskin or Buckskin candandy49 Horse Colors and Genetics 14 01-30-2011 09:02 PM
Dunskin? Buckskin and dun in one? riccil0ve Horse Breeds 89 05-19-2010 11:41 PM
Dunskin or buckskin shmurmer4 Horse Breeds 17 01-11-2009 03:42 PM
Buckskin? Dun? or Dunskin? amigo82 Horse Breeds 21 09-29-2008 09:19 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome