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New Gelding Color/ odd mark

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        09-14-2013, 04:05 PM
    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....










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        09-14-2013, 05:08 PM
    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!!
        09-14-2013, 05:10 PM
    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...
        09-14-2013, 06:29 PM
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    He looks like a fading black to me.

    The white splotch could be sabino roaning.
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        09-14-2013, 06:32 PM
    Sun faded black
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        09-14-2013, 08:24 PM
    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.
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        09-14-2013, 08:27 PM
    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.
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        09-14-2013, 08:56 PM
    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).
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        09-14-2013, 11:29 PM
    I agree this horse is sun faded black. No agouti present.
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