Dunskin, Grulla, or Buckskin?

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Dunskin, Grulla, or Buckskin?

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    08-06-2014, 12:01 AM
Dunskin, Grulla, or Buckskin?

I just can't decide and I've been told she is all three!

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    08-06-2014, 12:05 AM
What color were her parents?

I want to say brownskin or maybe brown dun.
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    08-06-2014, 12:36 AM
I'm thinking brownskin maybe lol I'm not entirely sold on dun at all.
    08-06-2014, 01:00 AM
Yeah, I don't really think she is a dun either. The dorsal stripe is only a few inches long before it disappears.

Her sire is a dark bay and her dam was a palomino.
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    08-06-2014, 01:59 AM
So dun isn't even on the table. In order for her to be dun, one of her parents would have to be dun.

So, I'm going with brownskin (brown-based buckskin).

"Dark bay" is usually what people call horses that are, in fact, brown.
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    08-06-2014, 11:45 AM
Thanks guys!

I call him bay because his mane and tail are black but the rest of him is like a dark mahogany colour, and then his legs sort of fade to black. If I can find a picture of him, I'll post it.

But colours confuse the crap out of me so I think you definitely could be right!

Also, the only problem with her being a brownskin is that that colour is not listed on the AQHA colour options for her registration. Should I just pick buckskin?
    08-06-2014, 11:51 AM
Here's a bad picture of her sire. It doesn't do him justice:

Also, just for kicks and giggles, here is her dam and 10 minutes old sister:
    08-06-2014, 11:52 AM
Now that I see the picture of her sire, I'm thinking not a "dark bay" at all. XD

He's a brownie.

I think....
    08-06-2014, 12:19 PM
Sire is brown. Or, depending on what his sire and dam were, I could almost believe he's a brownskin, as well, based on that picture.

Yes, just register the mare as buckskin. Registries are notoriously behind on the times when it comes to colors. The mare is more properly called a brown-based buckskin.
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    08-06-2014, 03:56 PM
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I am thinking she looks to be a bay. And, esp. With the sire and dam's color.

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