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        10-08-2012, 02:49 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    I don't have a pic of the sire...but he is a bay dun...and here's the mare...
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        10-18-2012, 09:35 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Here is a pick of the sire...
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        10-18-2012, 11:36 PM
      #13
    Trained
    He doesn't look like a dun to me. He has a dorsal but no other primitive markings, and his coat is a very rich colour. Dorsals can be caused by countershading as well as dun, so it is not a case of dorsal=dun. As well as that, dun is a dilution gene, which means it causes the body colour of the horse to lighten, usually very significantly. The only ones I have ever seen without huge amount of lightening to the coat still had the flat, dull colour of a dun. This horse does not - he is bright and rich in colour.
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        10-20-2012, 07:55 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    This was taken when he was a yearling...here's another when he had just turned two...six months ago...
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        10-21-2012, 07:44 AM
      #15
    Trained
    Still not dun IMHO.
         
        10-21-2012, 01:47 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    I don't see dun either...And that's a pretty young stud to be breeding.
         
        10-21-2012, 03:46 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Well, It depends on what the parents would have for genetics, I would suggest you check out this website: Color Calculator
    Its really great. It tells you exactly what you might get!

    Also, on the dun argument, He could possibly be a dun, the first pic of him running, looks edited and brightened, so your not getting his real color, he looks more of a dun in the second one, I see "edged" ears, the dorsal strip in the first one seems pretty solid to be counter shading on a bay, and I can see a hint of striping on the legs, FYI, duns don't always have leg barring, or even dorsal stripes. But I think the ear edging points, IMHO, to a definite dun.
         
        10-21-2012, 07:02 PM
      #18
    Trained


    This guy I have posted is not dun, nor could he possibly be. However, he does show you a very solid, very defined dorsal that is countershading.

    As for duns not having dorsals or leg barring, they ALWAYS have a dorsal, and ALMOST ALWAYS have leg barring. The problem is with people being able to see it. Ear edging is not a dun factor marking - ear tipping is, and the horse posted by the OP does not have ear tips.
         
        10-21-2012, 09:09 PM
      #19
    Trained
    Bay horses can and do have black rimmed ears. It is not considered a form of dun factor.


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        10-23-2012, 07:14 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    I didnt own the stallion...he was in with the herd when we bought our mare in may....I saw him for about 2 min from a distance...and was told he was a dun...Im no expert...just wondering what the possiblilties were for foal colours...thought it would be neat to hear anyone else's experiences with simular crosses...Im hoping and praying for a paint...but at the end of the day just want a healthy foal...and on another note...the ppl we got her from said she was bread in may...our vet on the other hand is trying to tell us she is much further along ...so....now I have no idea when I should start losing sleep...she is maiden on top of it...lol
         

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