My new 4yr old BLM mustang gelding with a black blaze<3
   

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My new 4yr old BLM mustang gelding with a black blaze<3

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    07-18-2011, 02:25 PM
  #1
Weanling
My new 4yr old BLM mustang gelding with a black blaze<3

I just adopted this boy a month ago out of the pens in Litchfield, CA. He is a bay dun and I have never in my life seen this marking on a horse's face before. Would this be called a black blaze? His name is Sam Elliot and his gentling/training is going great!
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    07-18-2011, 02:33 PM
  #2
Weanling
I took this photo right after unloading him off of the trailer. It is so funny because I thought he was just a plain old bay when I adopted him. I didn't notice the black blaze or dun factor until he was off the trailer.
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    07-18-2011, 02:35 PM
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I do not see the dun factor.

To me his face almost looks like a lack of sun fading. Hopefully the people more versed in color genetics will chime in.
     
    07-18-2011, 02:47 PM
  #4
Weanling
He has a dorsal stripe, dual colored ears, barring on his withers and legs... That is all dun factor. The hair on his face is black all the way down to the skin.
     
    07-18-2011, 02:51 PM
  #5
Weanling
You can see his dorsal stripe in this photo. You can't see the baring on his legs because this photo was taken on day one and he still had a lot of winter coat on.
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    07-18-2011, 02:53 PM
  #6
Yearling
D'aww. Aint he purdy. Him and my mare would be the best of friends - they're about the same color, and they both have crazy hair! I love the mustangs.

He looks like a bay to me. BUT - I could be wrong. He is BEAUTIFUL. Look at that face! His eyes are darling.
     
    07-18-2011, 02:55 PM
  #7
Weanling
Is it not possible for them to be bay in color and have the dun factor? My other mustang is a red dun. I don't know much about genetics so I'm curious.
     
    07-18-2011, 03:04 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Tabbi Kat    
Is it not possible for them to be bay in color and have the dun factor? My other mustang is a red dun. I don't know much about genetics so I'm curious.
Red dun is a lot different than bay. It's like taking a sorrel horse and throwing dun on them. A diluted red. That's a weird way to put it, but it makes sense in my head...lol. I've always referred to what Fjords and Przewalskis look like when it comes to duns. I don't see dun in this guy, aside from his facial markings and the stripe. He just looks like a unique bay, or some may say he's just brown (apparently my mare is just plain brown according to this forum ...). I think dun is a dilute, and I've never seen one as dark as your guy is. BUT like I said, I am probably wrong. Haha :P
     
    07-18-2011, 03:41 PM
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He would not be considered brown, because of the large amount of redness to his coat and his black points/mane and tail. I agree that he is most likely just a very unique bay. If he's only four, his 'blaze' will most likely fade with time. It is very interesting though, that his neck is extremely dark also. I don't know what to tell you as far as the dun factor...I don't think it can show in bay, but he DOES have a dorsal stripe. Either way, he's a very pretty boy! And I love the tiny star on his forehead ^^
     
    07-18-2011, 03:49 PM
  #10
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Endiku    
he would not be considered brown, because of the large amount of redness to his coat and his black points/mane and tail. I agree that he is most likely just a very unique bay. If he's only four, his 'blaze' will most likely fade with time. It is very interesting though, that his neck is extremely dark also. I don't know what to tell you as far as the dun factor...I don't think it can show in bay, but he DOES have a dorsal stripe. Either way, he's a very pretty boy! And I love the tiny star on his forehead ^^
There is such thing as a bay dun (zebra dun?) but I'm not quite sure what distinguishes it from a regular dun.
     

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