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        08-27-2013, 07:24 AM
      #1
    Foal
    Color?

    He's a half quarter horse I rode during childhood. I do not know anything about his parents other than that one is a quarter horse.
    We've always wondered what color he is as he seems to have a variety off browns and black in his coat with black and white markings.
    I only have an old photograph which will have to do.
    Http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/9184/89sb.jpg
    Http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8741/owmf.jpg
    His mane is light like the tail as you can't quite see it.
    Hope your combined knowledge can help me solve this mystery. Thanks!
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        08-27-2013, 07:40 AM
      #2
    Trained
    I'm going to guess he was a flaxen sorrel with a strong sooty gene at play.

    But, to be honest, the picture isn't the greatest to determine color.
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        08-27-2013, 07:48 AM
      #3
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CLaPorte432    
    I'm going to guess he was a flaxen sorrel with a strong sooty gene at play.

    But, to be honest, the picture isn't the greatest to determine color.
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    Yeah sorry but the picture is from before digital cameras so I had to make a photo off a photo which is never going to give a clear image. All I got to work with ^^.
    Your input in much appreciated!
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        08-27-2013, 12:38 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Bay silver. See how dark his legs are? On a red based horse the legs would not be that dark. Even on 'black chestnuts' as seen in morgans if you look closely you can see the red pigment around their pasterns.
         
        08-27-2013, 12:44 PM
      #5
    Showing
    I agree, my first thought is also a silver bay. He was a beauty.
         
        08-27-2013, 12:49 PM
      #6
    Yearling
    Silver Bay
         
        08-27-2013, 01:00 PM
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    Green Broke
    I agree with bay silver. Sooty works from the top down, not the bottom up. Gorgeous boy!
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        08-27-2013, 02:51 PM
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    Started
    I'm thinking silver bay too!
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        08-28-2013, 01:17 AM
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    Green Broke
    Silver bay.
         
        08-28-2013, 04:42 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    
    I agree with bay silver. Sooty works from the top down, not the bottom up. Gorgeous boy!
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    Sooty can work from either direction, sooty likes to darken the legs significantly on palomino's for instance.


    This guy is a registered morgan and is a palomino.


    This mustang is also showing sooty coming from the bottom up


    Another sooty palomino with dark legs, this one of course is also caused by the lighting.


    Then of course you can get palomino's that are so sooty that they don't even resemble palomino's anymore.

    But yes, it does work from the top a lot too, which is what causes things like this:


    A darkened mane in a palomino


    Countershading causing a fake dorsal stripe.
         

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