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post #31 of 52 Old 08-13-2012, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #32 of 52 Old 08-13-2012, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #33 of 52 Old 08-13-2012, 11:48 PM
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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.

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post #34 of 52 Old 08-14-2012, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #35 of 52 Old 08-14-2012, 07:54 AM
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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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post #36 of 52 Old 08-14-2012, 08:07 AM
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Brown buckskin is so delicious!
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post #37 of 52 Old 08-14-2012, 08:20 AM
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I think smokey brown /brown buckskin might be my new favorite color. SO pretty!
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post #38 of 52 Old 08-25-2012, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #39 of 52 Old 08-27-2012, 12:29 PM
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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.
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post #40 of 52 Old 08-27-2012, 01:18 PM
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he sure has some pretty dapples. His color looks almost grulla. He is a cute horse.
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