04-15-2012, 02:53 PM
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Yeah I thought she was chestnut too for years as i've had her for almost 8 years now but i've been reading this webpage on the cream gene as i'm sure she has it because she smutts up when fed molasses and there're not sure what to make of her and they suggested that she could be a dark palomino as they sometimes are mistaken for being chestnuts, and they also surgested that she could be a champagne however I don't think she is a full champagne because she doesn't have the freckling around the eye but she does have that shine that most champagnes have but more shiney.
I had read something like a debate on the satin gene and it made me wonder because my pony has such a shine, yes I know well looked after horses/ponies should have a shine because my other one has a well looked after shine but sherry takes it to a different level, if your wondering I don't feed her any supplements etc its all natural, I don't even need to bath her or groom her to have this kind of sheen. I have never used a show sheen on her eighther because theres no need because of her sheen, and I always get asked what show sheen I use and they rarely believe me when I says I don't use one.
I'm not sure if this helps but on her quarters she has a cream/white patch, I always assumed that it was due to an injurey however her breeder and her old owner before us said that she was never injured their and if she scars she scars dark hairs not cream/white.
Her Cream/White hairs are white down to the root and not sure if this helps but her skin colour is a lightish gray and her freckles underneath are creamy pink.
I have attached some more pictures however they don't do her justice as you need to see her to see her true colouring, they look darker than what she really is, in the picture of her eye is to show that she doesn't have freckling around it (her eyes is brighter in real life), the one of her in the feild is about closest to her real colour (mainly on the neck area and face)