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        10-04-2012, 09:22 PM
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    Foal
    Question I am stumped as to what this colour would be?

    I stumbled across this picture and it's almost a silver bay, is that even possible. I just need your input on what colour this horse is because he is absolutely gorgeous! I really love it and have never seen it before.

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        10-04-2012, 09:28 PM
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    Yearling
    Looks like a shining silver looking buckskin. But I have no real colour "smarts" LOL. Would love to hear what the experts say. Were there any other pictures?
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        10-04-2012, 09:29 PM
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    Yearling
    Akhal-Teke? Looks like maybe a buttermilk buckskin with that Teke shine thrown in.
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        10-04-2012, 09:31 PM
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    Trained
    Looks buckskin to me, with the saturation of the picture turned down a bit.
         
        10-04-2012, 09:31 PM
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    Trained
    Not silver bay. This horse is a shiney buckskin. Some say there is a "satin" gene that makes a horse super shiney, but I believe it has yet to be genetically proven.
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        10-04-2012, 09:34 PM
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    Trained
    It's a buckskin. Like Chiilaa said, the picture is edited. The horse probably just got a bath for pictures, based on how its staged and clean all over. That's why it's shiny.. Mine looks the same way after a bath.
         
        10-04-2012, 09:34 PM
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    Originally Posted by CLaPorte432    
    Not silver bay. This horse is a shiney buckskin. Some say there is a "satin" gene that makes a horse super shiney, but I believe it has yet to be genetically proven.
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    Really? That's really interesting! Brock is ridiculously shiny even in his winter coat. I must investigate more!

    Agree with Chiilaa on the saturation being turned down, the colours in that background don't look vivid enough to be un-manipulated.
         
        10-04-2012, 09:36 PM
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    Trained
    I took the liberty of editing the picture, and turned the saturation back up to a more "normal" level. You can now see a closer approximation of the horse's actual colour.


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        10-04-2012, 09:37 PM
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    Foal
    Awe I was kind of hoping he was real so maybe I could find one some day :p Oh well I'll stick to the black horses :)
         
        10-04-2012, 09:45 PM
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    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Shadow Puppet    
    Awe I was kind of hoping he was real so maybe I could find one some day :p Oh well I'll stick to the black horses :)
    There are buckskins that are that light. Their bodies look almost grey. Like this one:


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    Originally Posted by EvilHorseOfDoom
    Really? That's really interesting! Brock is ridiculously shiny even in his winter coat. I must investigate more!
    There is a legitimate satin gene that exists in rabbits that makes their hair shafts hollow, so they appear to glisten with incredible shine. This is where the myth of a satin gene in horses originates. I don't even know of any research there may currently be going on over it. It's just a myth people bring up whenever an overly shiny horse is posted.
         

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