ND, a lot of people have said that based on pictures of her (and her brother as well) but when they see her in person they say otherwise, because her coat actually grows in like that, starting from her underside and flanks which I am told is an area that typically doesn't sun fade much. But at the same time she retains a black head (her brother does not). On her one foot that has no sock or stocking, she has that tell-tale lighter ring around the fetlock I am told is the hallmark of a chestnut. So I have heard a lot of different opinions on the subject, I think the only way to know for sure is to have her tested. I have not tested her or her brother at all so I really don't know. Her mother is a fading black (tobiano/sabino?), but she doesn't sunbleach nearly as much. Freyja has a LOT of stray whites all through her coat, ticking style, jagged edges to the white patches, and pointy socks, so I suspect she is sabino though she is not tested. (She is half shire, half paint - Shire's typically DO carry sabino) Sire of both is a chestnut, full Shire, also sabino I suspect. Finn, Fiona's brother, has a large belly spot (as does his sire) but Fiona shows no sabino signs outside her multi-colored tail. (hard to get on a picture though lol). So lots of confusing factors going on to pinpoint a color. Most people who have seen them in person seem to agree on liver chestnut, though.
I didn't know silver was a true color, thought it was just a modifying gene (like in silver bays). So thank you for teaching me something new :) lol
Last edited by Indyhorse; 06-23-2011 at 07:34 PM.