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  • Liver chestnut
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    06-03-2013, 11:23 PM
Haha no she wasn't wet in the first pics This was right after I used the curry comb on her for the first time this year I was surprised she shed out that dark which is why I took pictures. Actually, that was a couple weeks ago, and I got her out today, and she has slight dapples on her She is just a mixed up colored horse
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    06-03-2013, 11:27 PM

^liver chestnut

^ flaxen liver chestnut
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    06-03-2013, 11:27 PM
Green Broke
I don't think she is liver, her legs are lighter normal chestnut, and her winter coat is regular chestnut. She sheds out to a beautiful dark color though!
    06-03-2013, 11:34 PM
Thanks! I'm just going to wait and see what her winter coat looks like this winter and if she sheds out like that again. Maybe it's a one-summer-thing.

Honeysuga- if it makes a difference, the light chestnut has completely shed off now and is the same color as the body
    06-03-2013, 11:35 PM
Honey, all chestnut horses get lighter as you get closer to their hooves...some noticeably lighter and others are just barely, but they all do.

Agree with the consensus on flaxen liver chestnut. I also wonder if maybe she has a very mild case of pangare going on as well (that would cause the lighter soft areas; behind the elbows, in the flanks, and on the lower buttock....and lower legs too).
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    06-03-2013, 11:35 PM


^flaxen chestnut

    06-03-2013, 11:36 PM
Green Broke
WEll then I sure as heck don't know! Haha! Im interested to see her next year. What do you feed her?

Smrobs- go figure I was wrong. I suck at colors.
    06-03-2013, 11:38 PM
LOL, no worries at all .
    06-03-2013, 11:40 PM
Originally Posted by Honeysuga    
I don't think she is liver, her legs are lighter normal chestnut, and her winter coat is regular chestnut. She sheds out to a beautiful dark color though!
Look at the pictures Toto posted. Most chestnuts are lighter at the lower part of their leg. And there is no test for different shades of chestnut, it is what it is. Its either e/e, or not. This horse is e/e, no doubt. For AQHA, just put chestnut. Chestnuts are prone to different changes in coat color with the season.

My lease horse last year was a copper color in winter. In spring she darkened some, and by fall, she was super dark like your mare.

Palominos often go through coat changes too. From dull yellow, to a bright bright gold or a really dark tan color. It just depends on the season.

Diet matters too. If she's getting better quality feed then she was in past years, her coat will reflect that.

As well as amount of sunlight she's exposed to. More sun ='s sun bleached coat.
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    06-03-2013, 11:41 PM
Green Broke
I even downloaded a huge article on color genetics and studied the crap out of it and still suck at it! I guess Ill stick to riding... haha

GDW- She is a cutie no matter what color.

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