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post #51 of 80 Old 03-17-2013, 04:30 PM
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I vote bay. Something is going on, but my horse does the same thing and he is clearly a bay. But at times he makes me think brown, and I'd be more inclined to call mine a brown than yours. Test! I'm curious!

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post #52 of 80 Old 03-17-2013, 06:17 PM
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I vote bay on the OP's horse. I'm not even close to an expert on color, but I feel like (especially in the first photo) you can see darkening around the eye and nostril/muzzle, however there's that puzzling tan muzzle in the last picture...

It'll be fun if you do have your horse tested! I wish we could put drink bets on the outcome.

ETA.. my "definite bay" actually has some light coloring around the sides of his muzzle, but definite black around his nostrils and front of the muzzle. I 100% say bay!

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Flygap, your horse is definitely brown

Existential, I think yours is brown too.
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post #54 of 80 Old 03-17-2013, 07:38 PM
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My horse's first owners had him tested. He is definitely bay.
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Flygap, your horse is definitely brown

Existential, I think yours is brown too.
Exactly what I was gonna type, lol. That horse is for sure 'At'
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:). Thanks! It's what I figured, but he's been called bay on here before so since I'm no color guru I went with it.

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My horse's first owners had him tested. He is definitely bay.
As stated numerous times in this and many other threads, there is only one lab that tests for "brown" vs "bay" - the other labs just test for "has something there" without narrowing it down further.

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I sometimes wish they would have named the color something other than "brown". Like Wild Bay - it seems easier for people to grasp that they are related genes and how the testing works if Bay would be in the name of the color. I never seem to have a problem explaining that wild bay is a variation of bay - everyone gets that, but for some reason those same people get lost when discussing brown.

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Brown bay maybe? I agree that it can be confusing, but I think differently - I think that wild bay is the one that needs a different name. Not just to stop confusion, but for the sake of the horse. "Which one is yours?" "Oh, the wild bay." "Oh wow, so when are you going to break him?" "-.-"

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LOL - I never thought of that!

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