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        12-11-2010, 04:08 PM
    I would say she's a bay dun. If you really want to know, get her tested.
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        12-11-2010, 08:08 PM
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    Originally Posted by CinderEve    
    No she's registered dun but I wasn't sure and after posting some pics of her the general consensus was bay. She's lighter in person than the pics show.

    When I found the stripes today I thought it odd but I'm not all that knowledgeable when it comes to anything bit basic horse colors. But then I thought duns had to have the dorsal stripe as well?

    I'm excited to see what she'll look like when she's put some meat on and in the summer after she sheds these woolies!

    The stripes and leg barring are a dead give away to her being a dun. The darkness of the mane and tail also suggests to me that she likely has a dorsal stripe somewhere. Appaloosa coloring can do some funny things to horses base color.
        12-11-2010, 10:34 PM
    Maybe as she gets more cleaned up it'll be easier to tell. I wish it was warm so I could give her a bath!
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        12-12-2010, 01:29 AM
    I also see lots of face shading which is another dun characteristic. Does she have any cobwebbing on her face? Also, her overall color (the sort-of-creamy coloring) looks pretty dun to me. Any shed out pics?
        12-12-2010, 09:58 AM
    Yeah she does have what I considered roaning on her face. Here's a pic:

    No shed out pics yet as I only got her Thursday but I'm excited for Spring!
        12-12-2010, 01:57 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by QHDragon    
    The stripes and leg barring are a dead give away to her being a dun. The darkness of the mane and tail also suggests to me that she likely has a dorsal stripe somewhere. Appaloosa coloring can do some funny things to horses base color.
    No it's not. It could easily be counter shading. I would definitely agree that her color itself does not look dun, it looks bay. And the stripes could be counter shading. This is a bay Arab with sooty causing counter shading and making him appear to have classic dun markings:

    You would have to have her tested to ever TRULY know if she's dun or bay with counter shading. The Appaloosa genes can really throw you off as well.
        12-12-2010, 10:00 PM
    She looks Dun to me. If she didn't have the blanket, she would likely have a very prominent dorsal stripe as well. Of course, having her tested would be the only way to tell 100% for sure but my money would be on dun.
        12-13-2010, 05:42 PM
    I honestly can't wait to go buy her papers from her breeder. Hopefully going down there this weekend.

    How would one go about getting her tested for color, etc?
        12-13-2010, 06:01 PM
    Go through a place like UC Davis - Horse Tests

    Basically you just need to pull some hair (mane with roots) and send it with the form and payment. I believe that UC Davis is easy and fast. I haven't heard anyone complain about their services.
        12-13-2010, 06:26 PM
    Great! Thanks for that!
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