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  • Pictures of color brown buckskin in winter
  • Smoky brown horse

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    08-13-2012, 04:32 PM
  #31
Foal
Thanks! Sure, I will try to get pictures of his back tonight. Of course, I have a million pictures of him and none of them clearly show his stripe!
     
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    08-13-2012, 11:30 PM
  #32
Foal
Ok, I swear he wants to make a liar out of me! I took pictures of his back tonight and of course you can barely see his stripe.

He is getting his winter coat in right now so the stripe is hiding a bit. I noticed when he sheds out or grows a coat, the stripe hides for a while. It is normally very dark and noticeable when he has his full winter coat or full summer coat.

Oh well...what can ya do! Lol Here are the pictures anyway, I know it's most likely countershading and he is just smokey brown but you never know



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    08-13-2012, 11:48 PM
  #33
Green Broke
Definitely counter shading even just from past pictures. I think any of our color experts will determine 100% NOT dun. He also has no leg barring.
     
    08-14-2012, 12:24 AM
  #34
Foal
Yes, I figured he wasn't dun. There were just some ladies that seemed to think that he may have a dun gene or something because of his colour and the stripe and the morgan in him. I just thought I would get some more opinions on here because they wouldn't believe me when I said he wasn't dun and there was no way he COULD be dun!

I'm pretty sure he is smokey brown, he just has really cool highlights and a stripe that make him unique :)
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    08-14-2012, 07:54 AM
  #35
Weanling
Well, the experts on here put my Luna as a smoky brownskin, and they do look pretty similar colour-wise, up to and including the countershading being much more pronounced in winter...
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    08-14-2012, 08:07 AM
  #36
Green Broke
Brown buckskin is so delicious!
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    08-14-2012, 08:20 AM
  #37
Weanling
I think smokey brown /brown buckskin might be my new favorite color. SO pretty!
     
    08-25-2012, 07:53 PM
  #38
Foal
And the results are in! Drumroll please......!!


The report for Simon said "Test specific for the seal brown version/allele ‘At’ of Agouti. One dose of ‘At’ detected. The horse can be either A/At, or At/a".

I think I am going to go ahead and do the test for agouti as well. The person from the lab told me if he is At/a then it would be justified to call him smokey brown :)

Thoughts? Should I go ahead and test for the agouti? Or is this enough info to say he is smokey brown for certain so I can save my money :p lol
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    08-27-2012, 12:29 PM
  #39
Green Broke
Wow, they won't even tell you if the other allele is 'a' or not without another test? They're certainly milking the fact that they are the only ones with a test for At, aren't they?

Personally, with the test positive for At and his appearance, I'd think it's enough to say he's probably At/a and therefore smoky brown.
     
    08-27-2012, 01:18 PM
  #40
Green Broke
He sure has some pretty dapples. His color looks almost grulla. He is a cute horse.
     

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