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post #1 of 36 Old 09-03-2012, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Dunskin??????

Going to look at this colt tomorrow. She says he is a dunskin, but to me he looks like just a buckskin with some counter shading. Ive never owned a dun horse so im not really familiar with their markings. The colt is around 8-10 months old. I do not have any info on his parents the current owner purchased him at an auction. What do you guys think?

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post #2 of 36 Old 09-03-2012, 01:22 AM
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For sure dunskin. You can't fake that barring on his legs. A dorsal stripe doesn't have to be uber dark. Many lighter duns (palomino duns in particular) have very light dorsal stripes.
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It confused my cause the dorsal was so light.

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I noticed the leg baring though I'm bad when it comes to duns. I'm really excited to go get him he ought to be a pretty horse when he is all grown up.

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I noticed the leg baring though I'm bad when it comes to duns. I'm really excited to go get him he ought to be a pretty horse when he is all grown up.
The biggest difference between a dun/dunskin and a buckskin: Leg barring. Some buckskins have very convincing countershading, but a buckskin will never have leg barring. Duns will always have leg barring.
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Ok that's what I thought but the dorsal made me second guess myself. Thank you Poseidon
I learned something new .

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I'm was planing on buying him regardless of dun or not. Isn't he just too cute ? Hopefully he has potential to be an eventer and barrel race with me. But if not he ought to be a nice lil horse some day.

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Buckskin definately, very pretty! I have seen buckskins w/ leg barring, lucky! A dun will always have a dorsal stripe and this boy doesn't have one.
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He has a dorsal he is losing hair and it faded he is patchy all over not sure why I think I has something to do with his previous traumatic injuries. It's an inch wide and goes from his withers to his tail. The former owner said it was dark a month ago and faded as he has lost hair from scabs.
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Gorgeous boy! I'd vote for dun but not sure I have a dun but you can't mistake him for anything else! Love to see what others say
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