These are horses at my barn, and I've been curious about what you all would think of their colors. It's a hot debate, lol.
**I'm not the rider in any of these pictures, please no critique or comment about it**
Okay, so this is the stud (not anymore, he sired one foal and then was gelded), he is not a stud in the picture, either. He is an 8 year old Tennessee Walker.
We've been calling him a blue roan sabino... is that correct?
And this is the mare. She is a 9 year old Tennessee Walker. She's been called a gold creme champagne, a gold champagne, an ivory champagne... so that's up for grabs, I'm not even sure if those are real colors I'm so 'color dumb'.
Because she is so light colored, her back legs are practically stained, but her front (you know, head, legs, chest) is clean.
And the foal. This is their 2007 colt. He is also gelded. At birth, he looked like this...
which I dubbed the 'toasted marshmallow' color. He's been called everything under the sun, right now I think we've settled on palomino sabino? Heres a more recent picture:
The reason I'm curious is because the colt has black skin around his eyes, his nose. His momma has pink freckled skin in those areas, and he does not... that would prevent him from being champagne, no?
Here's a slightly closer up photo. I'm going out to the barn tomorrow & will get better pictures if it'll help.
Alright, I'm done trying, I don't want to come off as dumb. But here they are. What would you classify them as, and where does the colt get his color?