One of my friend's mothers is starting a miniature pony stud. We got talking about colour genetics one day and she said her almost-black brown pony was a "dark dun grulla" or something like that. I have never heard of this colour. The pony does not have a dorsal stripe, but she said the reason "Muffin" isn't brown is because she has cream coloured hair inside her ears. Now, she does have this, but could it be sun bleaching or something equally as explainable? The pony is too dark to tell if she has black points, but she isn't black.
Also, her dam (which my friend doesn't own) was apparently "caramello"? Is this a mispronunciation and she actually means cremello, or is caramello a seperate colour all together?