Do buckskins change colour?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Colors and Genetics

Do buckskins change colour?

This is a discussion on Do buckskins change colour? within the Horse Colors and Genetics forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • My buckskin yearling is getting really dark
  • Do bucksin horses lighten up

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-13-2011, 06:22 AM
  #1
Foal
Do buckskins change colour?

Hi all, my first post YAY! Im looking at a yearling welsh d on sunday, she's advertised as buckskin / chocolate dun, in the photo tho she looks very dark (almost black) I was just wondering if she will ever get lighter? Or stay dark? Her sire is cremello not sure about dam xx
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-13-2011, 06:33 AM
  #2
Trained
If you could post photos it would be a lot easier to tell :)
     
    05-13-2011, 07:47 AM
  #3
Foal
http://www.nfed.co.uk/cgi-bin/classi...uery=retrieval

Heres the link
     
    05-13-2011, 07:51 AM
  #4
Foal
Della della.jpg
     
    05-13-2011, 07:53 AM
  #5
Foal
It is possible for some horses to change shades. For example: I once owned a Palomino who, after one winter, shed out Golden orange that summer from being a pale yellow the previous summers.

She is Smokey Black. If she were dun you'd still be able to see,even if faint, darker dorsal stripe

EDIT: searches for her mother bring up "BRYNMEILLION DION Black Filly." This is a Welsh Sale book Horse #212
     
    05-13-2011, 08:07 AM
  #6
Green Broke
That doesn't look like any buckskin that I've seen. Maybe they put up the wrong picture in the add?

Bucksin is a color that resembles shades of tanned deerskin.

Here's what I've known to be a buckskin:



To answer your question, horses will change color or shades of color with the change of seasons. Some will loose their color and become gray or white over time. But I don't think the horse you are asking about will lighten up to a buckskin color. I could be wrong.
     
    05-13-2011, 08:09 AM
  #7
Trained
Sometimes black horses are born a grulla-like color and change to black.
     
    05-13-2011, 08:12 AM
  #8
Foal
Smokey/Chocolate Buckskin is Creme (Cr) on Brown (At) The follow horse is (Ata,Ee,Crc) Chocolate Buckin

     
    05-13-2011, 08:41 AM
  #9
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazyHorseArtist    
Smokey/Chocolate Buckskin is Creme (Cr) on Brown (At) The follow horse is (Ata,Ee,Crc) Chocolate Buckin...
I don't see that in the horse she's asking about. I don't see the dun either.

I'm not one to get that technical with the colors. I can kind of see the bucksin in the pic you posted, but to me that horse is still just a brown horse. A very nice looking (brown) horse.
     
    05-13-2011, 08:54 AM
  #10
Trained
In all honesty the horse in the ad looks black. Don't know her pedigree so not going to speculate if she could be smokey black or not, but gut feeling is that she is just plain old black.
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Certain Colour Horse needs a Certain Colour Saddle? equestrian_rider465 Western Riding 16 02-17-2011 12:54 PM
Buckskins. smrobs Horse Pictures 14 07-14-2009 02:28 AM
Show off your Buckskins!! Hoofprints in the Sand Horse Breeds 31 01-08-2009 08:49 PM
Let's See Those Buckskins and Silver Dapples! Nomi Horse Pictures 21 08-06-2008 07:30 AM
Lets see your Buckskins and grullas :) Navaho08 Horse Pictures 11 05-18-2008 03:35 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0