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post #1 of 62 Old 07-18-2011, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 62 Old 07-18-2011, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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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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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.
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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.
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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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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.


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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.
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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


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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 ^^

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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 ^^
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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