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post #1 of 17 Old 06-16-2012, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Liver chestnut?

Ive recently purchased a new mare and Ive some people tell me she's a liver chestnut.
But reading up on it, A liver chestnut is dark brown all over. Where she's clearly a dark red with dark brown legs and a dark tail. (Photo doesn't show her off really well)
But she has dark brown stockings that go just past the knees and hocks and the dark brown tail.
But she has the light coloured mane. But it really has me curious to what colour she actually is.
So any idea's?
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post #2 of 17 Old 06-16-2012, 11:29 AM
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She's red. Which is chestnut/sorrel. Liver chestnut is just a description of her color. For all intents and purposes though, she is red.
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post #3 of 17 Old 06-16-2012, 01:25 PM
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A sorrel. pretty mare.

This is a liver chestnut. DLH Strikeit Rich
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post #4 of 17 Old 06-16-2012, 10:03 PM
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No she isn't a Liver...just a plain dark Chestnut.

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post #5 of 17 Old 06-17-2012, 12:17 AM
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Yep, she's a chestnut. She's about as red as my big boy. Gotta love a big, red, horse!
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post #6 of 17 Old 06-17-2012, 12:28 AM
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I agree, she's a chestnut, but she's not dark enough to qualify for the "liver" descriptor.

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I used to ride a liver chestnut... much darker than your horse. I am currently riding an Arab mare of similar coloring to yours with darker tail but lighter mane.

Chestnut or red or whatever you call it, your horse is a beautiful color! I would never call this a 'plain' chestnut-- much too pretty to be plain.
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post #8 of 17 Old 06-19-2012, 03:19 AM
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correct me if I'm worng but I do beleive Rain here is a liver chestnut...if you can tell through all that mud....
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post #9 of 17 Old 06-22-2012, 09:51 PM
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^^No, Rain is most definitely not a liver chestnut. She/he is a flaxen sorrel.

These are a typical representation of a common liver chestnut horse.



And here is a more extreme example, where he is genetically ee (red) but to the uneducated eye, he would appear either black or very dark brown.

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post #10 of 17 Old 07-03-2012, 02:35 AM
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haha I'm horrible with colouring! years ago someone told be she was liver chestnut but maybe they were just as bad at colours as me!

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