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post #21 of 32 Old 03-07-2011, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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So a brown can have a black mane and tail and black legs as long as they are lighter in the muzzle and stifle?

Is it possible for a bay horse to be light in those areas?

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post #22 of 32 Old 03-07-2011, 08:46 PM
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If it is light in those areas and is "bay" that means it is actually a brown.
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If it is light in those areas and is "bay" that means it is actually a brown.
Alright, I was just wondering. Learn something new everyday!

So is it that a certain type of gene is bay when another is brown?

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Yep. And bay is dominant over brown. A horse can be both Bay (A) and Brown (At) as far as I know. The one that will show will be the bay. Confusing right?
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Wait, now I'm confused, haha. Would my horse be brown instead of bay? Her papers say brown, but in Germany they say brown for everything from cherry bay to seal.
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Yep. And bay is dominant over brown. A horse can be both Bay (A) and Brown (At) as far as I know. The one that will show will be the bay. Confusing right?
Actually, that makes quite a bit of sense (we just finished learning about how genetics work in science).

^ I think your horse would be bay because of the dark points. Especially if you look at the specific spots (Muzzle, elbows, etc)

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Hmm...this means my "bay" is brown as well...

She is registered Bay on her papers though.
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post #28 of 32 Old 04-26-2011, 12:10 AM
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This horse is obviously "seal brown." A good horse coat chart can be found here.
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post #29 of 32 Old 04-26-2011, 12:49 AM
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It probably started as a regional thing, but genetically they are not bay per say. Brown still shows up under agouti, but is a different gene then bay. I suck at trying to explain it! lol
would you mind asking a mod, or I can ask, if you start a thread. But would you explain colors and genetics to us who don't know a single thing about it?
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