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Horse Colors Explained: Lesson 1

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    05-23-2011, 12:38 PM
Originally Posted by CrazyHorseArtist    
Understandable, sometimes I don't always Think about bay myself. It's not my favorite color, so sometimes it just slips my mind. I'm biased like that I suppose.

I also have no qualms about breeding for color, as long as conformation is still a determining factor. I used to breed for color myself several years ago. Taking solid mares, and pairing them with Paint studs that matched them well. Then I realized I don't really like paint, sept for Frame Overo.
Now I'm into miniatures where I'm finding out pony's don't give a flying hoot about genetics. XD These little buggers never stop astounding me as I research them.
LOL, I love all the colors you can get with the ponies.
I do understand the dangers of breeding for color as a lot of foundation Appys are being bred because they have a wild spotted pattern but thier conformation... ugh. Thick necks, no butt, terrible legs, but hey he has a large black leopard pattern, lets breed him. *sigh*. To me the idea is if the conformation is there... then go for whatever color you like. That's the joy of being an unique individual.

I like having a certain amount of knowledge in the color genetics but I would hate to know exactly what I was getting... takes the fun out of it.
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    05-23-2011, 01:16 PM
Green Broke
Wow! Thanks so much for posting.

Like someone else said, color genetics is the one thing I have always avoided learning about because I thought it was too confusing, but this lesson was simple and informative.

Looking forward to the other lessons!
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    05-23-2011, 04:07 PM
Thank you thank you thank you!!! Your post is the only place I have ever seen pics posted to explain what they were talking about! I am a visual learner and pics make all the difference. Have two horses with modifiers I can't wait to hear more! Lesson 2 please!
    05-26-2011, 08:34 PM
They all look brown to me.......haha, just kidding :P

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