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post #1 of 17 Old 01-20-2013, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Horse Color and Genetics Quiz Game

Horse Forum Color Quiz Game!!!! I’ll post pictures and you tell me what color or the name of the marking. Some colors may be used more than once to trick you :P! For those of you that can, I want you to name the gene’s present!!! For example: Buckskin: cream on a bay base. Some base colors may be unknown on certain colored horses so don’t worry about it if it’s unidentifiable. For the horses with pinto genes don’t worry about the color genetics just name the white gene. Some images are my own all others came from google images. I'll post answers later tonight or tomorrow!

Part 1: Name the color















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post #2 of 17 Old 01-20-2013, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Name the type of marking or Pinto gene. On the pinto genes I want you to name the main gene causing the white pattern. Some may have multiple just aim for the big one

16. What are the dark spots on this Palomino?

17. What are the dark spots on Foxy’s white stockings?

18. What are these white spots called?

19. What caused these white spots?

Pinto genes just aim for the main white pattern you see I tried to get pretty easy examples but those of you who are more advanced can name other white patterns if you see them ☺. Tobiano, Frame, Sabino, Splash.




23. What is causing the roan looking pattern?

24. This horse has multiple patterns name them all!

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This ought to be a good boredom killer for you guys !!!!!
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post #4 of 17 Old 01-20-2013, 06:05 PM
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geez wish i had my computer! My phone wont load all of them, grr! oh well ill just read everyones answers and picture the pretty ponies lol
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post #5 of 17 Old 01-20-2013, 07:07 PM
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Oh boy, why not? I'll make a fool of myself.

1. Cremello? I think that’s 2 creams on a chestnut right?
2. I know that’s your guy whose a max sabino XD I forget if you ever figured out his base, didn’t you mention he had red ticking?
3. I would say a gray
4. Perlino? That’s 2 cream on a bay (or any agouti) right? I always get those confused
5. Either a Dom. White or another Max Sabino.
6. The eyes look green, so probably a Gold Champagne? Which is Chestnut + Champagne
7. Looks like another type of champagne, maybe gold again?
8. Again (can you tell I Suck at Champagnes?) a champagne, I honestly forget the proper name for it, It looks familiar though.
9. Silver Bay? Silver + bay
10. Silver Dapple? Silver + black right?
11. That’s not a chocolate palomino is it?
12. Looks familiar, I feel like he's been on here before, I forget it but I suspect that’s a trick one :P
13. Grullo/a? Dun + Black
14. I would at first say some sort of seal brown with roan, but it could be either a varnish or gray
15. Blue Roan : Black + Roan
16. Bend or Spots I think?
17. Ermine or ink spots, since she appear to be a tobiano.
18. Um, Birdcatcher spots. Looks to be fungal cause by its placement but that’s a wild guess.
19. That one is fungal. I have hear that horses info before.
20. Frame
21. Tobiano
22. Splash
23. Sabino
24. Tobiano, Frame & Sabino!

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I am challenged at these things...but #10 is a Big Chex To Cash baby;D
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1 - Cremello. Even colour distribution all over, pale eyes, pink skin with no freckling.

2 - max sabino. May have seen this horse around a bit

3 - grey, Dark skin under white hair, always going to be grey.

4 - perlino. Can see the darker tone to the mane and tail, and darker points of the legs. Skin is pink, eyes are blue.

5 - another max sabino.

6 - gold champagne. Often mistaken for palomino, can see the pink freckled skin on the muzzle that is the way to tell it is not palomino.

7 - hard to tell from this picture, I think palomino. Skin looks too dark to be champagne.

8 - amber champagne. Can see the somewhat darker points caused by it being a dilution of bay, including the darker mane and tail.

9 - silver bay. Can see the chocolate tone to the legs as well as the pale mane and tail.

10 - dark palomino. The hint is the coronets being so pale.

11 - silver black, or silver dapple, or taffy.

12 - chestnut. Can see the way the pasterns and coronets are paler than the rest of the leg.

13 - grullo. Dun factor all there, definitely a black base.

14 - grey. You can see the ticking through the coat, common as a starting point for the lightning process. As well as that, the face shows the goggle effect.

15 - black based roan. Can see the solid legs and head, and some corn marks to further confirm it is roan and not grey.

16 - bend or spots. Also called grease spots.

17 - could be called ermines, ink spots would be more correct IMO as ermines imply it is on the coronet band.

18 - they could be birdcatcher spots, but I would say fungal scarring. It is unusual for so many birdcatchers to be in the same area.

19 - this guy is scarred by a fungas.

20 - frame is the main pattern. Also see splash in there. Frame is causing the white to go horizontal along the body and face. Splash is causing the somewhat regular edge to the leg markings, and the face white to slip off to one side.

21 - Tobiano, and possibly frame I think. The white crosses the back, a typical tobiano trait, as well as the high whites on the legs. However, with this much white I would expect the white to join leg to body white far more than it has. As well as that, the body white is missing the typical "circle" pattern of tobiano.

22 - splash. This guy is the poster child lol.

23 - sabino. Messy, messy sabino.

24 - tobiano, sabino and frame. White crosses the back and is high on the legs, showing tobiano. The white is very messy, a sabino indicator. And it has spread above the eyes, and under the jaw, as you would expect with frame. Also the eyes appear blue, and since the horse doesn't appear to be splash, frame is the only other explanation.

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post #8 of 17 Old 01-20-2013, 08:10 PM
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great post! I got most of the first set right (using Chiilaa's answers as the answer key lol), didn't even attempt the pintos.

Horse # 22 is IN-CRED-IBLE! what wicked colouring
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post #9 of 17 Old 01-20-2013, 08:42 PM
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neat post. the only odd color missed was chimera .
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post #10 of 17 Old 01-20-2013, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by stevenson View Post
neat post. the only odd color missed was chimera .
I thought about it but it's so obvious I said nah! There was even more cool color horses I wanted to do but it was already getting kinda long.

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