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post #1 of 7 Old 09-28-2011, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Duke's coloring- nothing phenominal, just curious!

Duke is three a half years old. His sire was a registered chestnut straight egyptian arabian named El Deaux(sp? xD) and his dam was a registered, gaited Peruvian Paso. She was very similarly colored to Duke, with the metallic shine on her coat. She also had dapples, though- which Duke doesn't seem to have (yet). She was slightly darker, also. Both sire and dam are unfortunately deceased, and I have no pictures. I was told that El Deaux was a quite red chestnut, but have not seen him myself.

I don't have great pictures, but I"ll post what I have. The many-shaded, metallic look to his coat is absolutely beautiful, I'm not exactly sure what to call it!














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post #2 of 7 Old 09-28-2011, 11:22 AM
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He looks very bleached out!
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He's been pastured since the day he was born, so maybe that's it ^^ sun's just gotten to him!

I wasn't sure though, because even as a little guy (three months old and on) he had this look. I would think that at such a young age, bleaching wouldn't of been the cause.

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post #4 of 7 Old 09-28-2011, 11:29 AM
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A sun/summer bleached mahogany bay?

Was his mother listed as bay?

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I'd say a very sunbleached brown.
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She was listed as a sooty bay.

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Sun bleached sooty bay!

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