Hello I need help. I have a dunskin.... I believe. She has a dorsal stripe that is very light colored. I would say it's a light light brown color. She also has very light zebra markings on her legs. Would that make her a dun buckskin? Or is she still a buckskin? Her dad was a cremello and her mom was a dun (from what I was told) but I know for sure her dad is a cremello. I will post some pics. Sorry if they turn out huge ( First time posting pics). It's been raining all month long so if she appears to be wet and muddy just let me know and I'll try to take pics when it finally clears up outside. Thanks. Just let me know what you guys think.
I don't see dun to be honest. The dorsal is too faint and not defined enough IMO. And zebra markings on her legs can be just funky shading from the black on her legs. She is gorgeous - pretty sure buckskin is my fave colour...
I don't believe that she qualifies as a dunskin. She's a cute girl and a buckskin, certainly. I am more inclined to believe that the dorsal stripe she has is due to countershading. Same with the appearance of the zebra striping on her legs.
Horses that carry the dun gene tend to have very prominent dorsal stripes with clean, crisp edges. They often look like they have been drawn on with a magic marker.
This would be one for the genetic experts lol
If the dam was for sure a dun, i'd say she's a dun since the gene is passed from parent to foal, but i'm not sure what qualifies as dunskin.
She does have what looks to be stripes on her legs, but then again her dorsal isn't very prominant, though it doesn't always have to be. My Fjord's dorsal isn't very intensely defined, nor are her leg markings and you can't get a reg. Fjord that isn't dun (or some variation of dun)
It would help if you could find out for sure about her parentage (genetics wise)