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        06-03-2013, 09:54 PM
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    Foal
    Chestnut? Or.....?

    So this is Sunny. She just turned 3. I was just trying to figure out what color she is... the farrier says flaxen, family says chestnut, honestly I don't even really know what she is... liver chestnut?
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        06-03-2013, 09:56 PM
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    Trained
    She is chestnut.

    A chestnut is a chestnut is a chestnut.

    She has a flaxen gene making her mane and tail lighter. And she does appear to have a "liver" body. So if you really want to get technical...call her a flaxen liver chestnut.

    She is very pretty! Love her face!
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        06-03-2013, 09:58 PM
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    Foal
    Oh, and this is what she shed out to last year... (when she just turned 2...)
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        06-03-2013, 09:59 PM
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    Banned
    Liver chestnut ! My favorite color ever!
         
        06-03-2013, 10:01 PM
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    Foal
    Thanks! I was just SOOOOO confused about all the "technical" names. We are having trouble with the whole registering process with the AQHA because she keeps "changing colors". One representative told us to call her a liver chestnut... one told us to call her a flaxen chestnut. Honestly, I don't really care She's a chestnut.
         
        06-03-2013, 10:07 PM
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    Trained
    So that is a liver chestnut, thanks, never knew what to call that.
         
        06-03-2013, 10:13 PM
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    Foal
    OK. One more question for you color experts... Do all liver chestnuts have the flaxen(ish) mane/tail? Because my friends horse is one... and he doesnt have a lighter mane/tail (or at least she tells me he is one..) That is one of the reasons I was kind of confused about the color
         
        06-03-2013, 10:15 PM
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    Trained
    No, not all liver chestnuts have flaxen. Its whatever combination of genes that were inherited from the sire/dam that will determine the outward appearance of the horse.
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        06-03-2013, 10:15 PM
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    Green Broke
    Was she wet in the first pics??
         
        06-03-2013, 10:16 PM
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    Trained
    Like I know? I have seen horses that color however without the flaxen mane & tail...
         

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