Is he really a "true" black? - Page 3
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Colors and Genetics

Is he really a "true" black?

This is a discussion on Is he really a "true" black? within the Horse Colors and Genetics forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        02-25-2011, 03:10 PM
      #21
    Trained
    Crimson - I can't see the first two pictures real well on my phone. I will have to look when I get home. The appy, I would call him a brown with a blanket with spots, and a star.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        02-25-2011, 03:14 PM
      #22
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NdAppy    
    crimson - I can't see the first two pictures real well on my phone. I will have to look when I get home. The appy, I would call him a brown with a blanket with spots, and a star.
    and therein lies my confusion - as he is really greying/roaning out under that winter coat. The picture of his face kind of shows it but he's at least half silver/grey along with the brown on his face/neck/body (not his legs though). Oye... I love appys but the color combinations can make one loopy.
         
        02-25-2011, 03:15 PM
      #23
    Trained
    Crimson-- The first horse is black. It looks like he might fade a bit in the sun, but not much.
         
        02-25-2011, 03:16 PM
      #24
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by crimsonsky    
    and therein lies my confusion - as he is really greying/roaning out under that winter coat. The picture of his face kind of shows it but he's at least half silver/grey along with the brown on his face/neck/body (not his legs though). Oye... I love appys but the color combinations can make one loopy.
    What colors were his sire/dam?

    He could very well have LP roan as well. Hard to tell with the winter coat though.
         
        02-25-2011, 04:09 PM
      #25
    slc
    Weanling
    "I would never recommend test breedings"

    Well no. Especially for geldings, LOL.

    You know, it's possible that the 'fading black' thing is defined a little different by the researchers than by normal people. That might account for why it doesn't seem rare to us yet researchers say it is.

    But I've never found anything that specifically indicates how they test for fading or non fading.
         
        02-25-2011, 04:42 PM
      #26
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NdAppy    
    What colors were his sire/dam?

    He could very well have LP roan as well. Hard to tell with the winter coat though.
    mom (from a few years ago I believe):


    Dad (also at least a year or so old):


    And the colt when he was born:


         
        02-25-2011, 04:45 PM
      #27
    Weanling
    I lovvvvvve his spotty butt! Love love!
         
        02-25-2011, 04:51 PM
      #28
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by slc    
    "I would never recommend test breedings"

    Well no. Especially for geldings, LOL.

    You know, it's possible that the 'fading black' thing is defined a little different by the researchers than by normal people. That might account for why it doesn't seem rare to us yet researchers say it is.

    But I've never found anything that specifically indicates how they test for fading or non fading.
    Well, you could just stick them out in the sun to figure out if they fade or not..

    But I personally don't think it'd really be a "fading gene". Some people have their own hair fade in the sun. Some don't. Some summers my hair goes really blonde, some summers it stays dark blonde.
         
        02-25-2011, 04:54 PM
      #29
    Trained
    Callie is outside 24/7/365. Maybe blanketed for a few days in the winter, but otherwise she is outside. She is a nonfading black.

         
        02-25-2011, 07:33 PM
      #30
    Foal
    It was always my understanding that a true brown horse would have dark brown hairs around the muzzle and in the flank area. If you look at all the pictures, Tamara's horse doesn't have brown hairs around the muzzle. He just looks sunfaded to me.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:30 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0