New Gelding Color/ odd mark - The Horse Forum
 6Likes
  • 2 Post By Cat
  • 1 Post By Tryst
  • 2 Post By Chiilaa
  • 1 Post By smrobs
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 09-14-2013, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: GA
Posts: 120
• Horses: 2
New Gelding Color/ odd mark

Got this QH gelding in June, was told he was black but sun bleached, a lot of people have been telling me that this gelding is not black and sun bleached but and in fact a dark bay...and was also curious about this patch of white on his neck....

12185_287817031321167_1245430690_n.jpg

1328_643133242364809_1019956569_n.jpg

21405_656113077733492_115088050_n.jpg

267905_310740269028843_1753184774_n.jpg

532118_665520526792747_1034267288_n.jpg

555778_662724457072354_598524801_n.jpg

711668_300025970100273_1947840118_n.jpg

946345_656112511066882_920826444_n.jpg

996186_625287810816019_1445328163_n.jpg

1146450_662723927072407_966969475_n.jpg
lbw0912 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 09-14-2013, 06:08 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The woods in the mountains of Appalachia
Posts: 767
• Horses: 5
Looks to be more of a bay to me, but you would have to get him color tested to be sure. The white mark looks like a possible old scar. Does he have any papers, check his papers they would tell you what color he's registered under. Welcome to the forum!!

~Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.~
Elizabeth Bowers is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 09-14-2013, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: GA
Posts: 120
• Horses: 2
he was sold to me as grade, he has a brand, but have been unsuccessful trying to track it down... the white patch is just a cluster of white hairs bunched together...there is no marks on his skin that would indicate scarring or injury to me...
lbw0912 is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 09-14-2013, 07:29 PM
Cat
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
Posts: 2,693
• Horses: 4
He looks like a fading black to me.

The white splotch could be sabino roaning.
smrobs and lbw0912 like this.

All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!

Cat is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 09-14-2013, 07:32 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Neither here nor there
Posts: 1,043
• Horses: 0
Sun faded black
lbw0912 likes this.
Tryst is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 09-14-2013, 09:24 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 5,153
• Horses: 0
I am almost 100% certain this horse would test as black and not bay or brown. It is really common for the legs to stay dark on a fading black, which gives the false impression of dark points. As well as that, the colour that he has faded to is very much the colour I would expect from a fading black - that rich, chocolate brown.
NdAppy and lbw0912 like this.

Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.
Chiilaa is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 09-14-2013, 09:27 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,202
• Horses: 24
I agree that he's a fading black. If he were a brown (dark bay), then he would have lighter colored points in his winter fuzzies (muzzle, flank, behind the elbow, above the hock, etc).

Even the darkest of browns have the lighter "mealy" points in the winter.



As for the white patch, it could be a genetic thing or it could be scarring from an old injury, there's just no way to know.
lbw0912 likes this.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 09-14-2013, 09:56 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: CT
Posts: 1,297
• Horses: 0
Te mark on the neck looks like a reaction from an injection at some point. I have seen 6+ horses with similar marks ranging from quarter sized to large parts of the neck whether from vaccines or IM banamine(which really shouldn't be done).
Posted via Mobile Device
Dehda01 is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 09-15-2013, 12:29 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,456
• Horses: 4
I agree this horse is sun faded black. No agouti present.
Posted via Mobile Device
Peppy Barrel Racing is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Odd colored paint.. color name? PhoenixFlight1387 Horse Colors and Genetics 26 09-06-2013 05:34 PM
Odd color pattern(?) on a brown horse Saranda Horse Colors and Genetics 8 10-16-2012 07:55 AM
Odd Behaviour from 2 year old gelding? Claire76 Horse Breeding 0 03-29-2011 09:23 PM
Odd Color: Bucknut? Clair Horse Breeds 37 06-30-2010 12:09 AM
Odd horse color or what? Gingerrrrr Horse Talk 18 12-13-2008 01:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome