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Could Citrus be a red buckskin?

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    03-22-2011, 10:00 PM
  #11
Trained
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Originally Posted by Citrus

What a relief.... I have only ever owned bays!!!
Bahaha. You sound like you'd be crushed to know you own a different coloured horse.
     
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    03-22-2011, 10:08 PM
  #12
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Poseidon    
Bahaha. You sound like you'd be crushed to know you own a different coloured horse.
LOL.... I may not have known what to do with a horse of a different color....;)
     
    03-22-2011, 10:30 PM
  #13
Showing
Yep, definitely a bay. He had a 29% chance of being a buckskin since only daddy is a cream carrier, but there was the same probability that he would be bay.
     
    03-23-2011, 12:01 AM
  #14
Foal
A good way to tell between bay and dark buckskin is that the shine on a buckskin's coat all over will be silver or gold. You can see in the pictures of Citrus that his coat shines red/copper. Bays won't shine silver or gold.
     
    03-23-2011, 12:05 AM
  #15
Yearling
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
Yep, definitely a bay. He had a 29% chance of being a buckskin since only daddy is a cream carrier, but there was the same probability that he would be bay.
I see :) very interesting... what would a red buckskin look like I wonder?
     
    03-23-2011, 12:05 AM
  #16
Yearling
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Originally Posted by MadamKing    
A good way to tell between bay and dark buckskin is that the shine on a buckskin's coat all over will be silver or gold. You can see in the pictures of Citrus that his coat shines red/copper. Bays won't shine silver or gold.
I do love his red/copper color :)
     
    03-23-2011, 12:15 AM
  #17
Foal
My mare is a very light bay and we thought she was buckskin until a friend who breeds coloured Australian Stock Horses pointed out that little trick. Needless to say I was sad. Boring old bay, haha. Up until then I'd always had interesting colours. Pinto, palomino, roan, even a taffy
     
    03-23-2011, 12:22 AM
  #18
Trained
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Originally Posted by Citrus    
I see :) very interesting... what would a red buckskin look like I wonder?
I've never really heard the term 'red buckskin' until this thread, but this was from the website you posted. He's what I interpreted to be a red buckskin. In the pictures, his dam looks to be buckskin and they said in the comment that his sire
Is a perlino. He can't be a bay if those are what his parents are.
     
    03-23-2011, 12:29 AM
  #19
Super Moderator
I don't know genetics of horses, but I would call that coloration a "blood bay".
     
    03-23-2011, 12:30 AM
  #20
Foal
Red buckskins look a lot like cherry/blood bays, but if you get their genetics tested, they will show buckskin genes. My friend was appalled when he foal that was supposed to be a buckskin came out bay! But then we found out she was genetically red buckskin. She came from a palomino dam and standard bay sire.
     

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