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post #21 of 27 Old 06-03-2013, 10:45 PM
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Flaxen liver chestnut very pretty. Genetically they are all (ee) the haven't isolated what causes the different shades but chestnut and sorrel are the same genetically. Some people like to use chestnut and sorrel to describe the different shades but they are still the same color.
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post #22 of 27 Old 06-03-2013, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Honeysuga View Post
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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I feed her Purina Strategy. Honestly, I dont really know where she got the color, because the dam was sorrel, and sire was just a dark brown (or so I am told... but he didn't have any flaxen thing going on or anything that I know of)
Haha Thanks Honeysuga, I think shes pretty no matter what When we got her as a 2 month old, she was an odd yellowish mustard color YEAH we were hoping she would shed out of that

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post #24 of 27 Old 06-04-2013, 01:02 AM
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I always find it funny that AQHA allows registration for both sorrel and chestnut. They're genetically indistinguishable with current testing, subjective, and can change year to year.

I agree that OP's horse is a flaxen chestnut, currently a flaxen liver chestnut
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post #25 of 27 Old 06-04-2013, 05:50 AM
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If dad was 'dark brown' he could have been a liver chestnut easily.
Most livers look chocolately brown.
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post #26 of 27 Old 06-04-2013, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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Cool. Well, thanks for your help guys!

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post #27 of 27 Old 06-04-2013, 11:30 AM
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Sorrel, chestnut, liver, and flaxen sorrel/chestnut are all genetically the same at this point in time. They are all "red" (ee).

sunny5 - "dark brown" is an ambiguous term that can mean anything from actual brown, to bay to sunfaded black to liver chestnut.

A sorrel can produced a dark red, this goes right back into what I said at the top of my post.
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