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post #1 of 8 Old 02-28-2012, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Is this horse grey?

This mare was for sale in a craiglist ad. She's a registered saddlebred. The seller doesn't specify her color, and I have NO idea as to what color she is. Is she grey or what? I'd love to know.



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post #2 of 8 Old 02-28-2012, 11:08 AM
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That certainly is unusual. I'm really curious now.

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post #3 of 8 Old 02-28-2012, 11:19 AM
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That certainly is interesting. My first thought was OMG that horse is giraffe colored! But it looks close to a pattern that's seen with traditionally with dapple grays, it's just that this horse has a chestnut base as opposed to a black one.



I'm interested to hear what others think though. It's definitely a horse of a different color
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-28-2012, 12:11 PM
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There is a discussion on this horses already that can be found here - color?
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post #5 of 8 Old 02-28-2012, 12:29 PM
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If there is a registered Appalousa, then THAT is the color. I think he's a red roan, myself.
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post #6 of 8 Old 02-28-2012, 07:00 PM
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FYI the Craigslist ad states that the horse is a papered saddlebred.

In the picture of the black based grey that Ink shared, the white areas are the circle parts of the dapple pattern with the dark body hairs making a lace pattern. The chestnut has what appears to be a white lace pattern over the entire body. What interests me the most is how the face is colored. That isn't a normal coloring, especially when you look at what happens up by the forelock. Compare that to a giraffe, I don't think this is a roan or a grey. IMO
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post #7 of 8 Old 02-29-2012, 08:07 AM
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I still think the horse is regular chesnut with lacing and some kind of pinto gene to create the bald face.


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post #8 of 8 Old 02-29-2012, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Could it be from fungus? I know a lot of lacing is caused from fungus.

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