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post #1 of 33 Old 05-07-2012, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Talking New horse!!

I am in the middle of purchasing this horse and have always wanted a buckskin.....But I think this one is technically a Dun Either way you don't ride color right?! But I am curious as to what color she'd fall under??? I did take lots of pics but this is the only one where it kinda shows her dorsal stripe.....I was too excited to focus But let me know what ya think?? new horse.jpg
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post #2 of 33 Old 05-07-2012, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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hey i just looked at another post from not too long ago and i think I answered my own question, but I didn't know that dun's had a base + the dun (dorsal and zebra stripes). Does anyone have a clue what her base might be?
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post #3 of 33 Old 05-07-2012, 02:38 PM
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Do you have any better pictures? Side shots maybe?

From this picture alone, I'm guessing buckskin is correct. But I can't be for certain since it's not a really great picture to judge...

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post #4 of 33 Old 05-07-2012, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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i do have more pics but not any good back shots, if you look closely you can see her stripe on her butt;) She's an hour away & I'm not picking her up til next week, so I can't really take anymore right now:/ All that I've read on here is if they have the stripe they are automatically a dun, U think thats right? B/c i'm with you, she looks just like a buckskin color except for that
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post #5 of 33 Old 05-07-2012, 02:53 PM
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This horse definitely has what it known as "black points", which are the black above the knees and hocks.
I've got a Dun QH and I've learned that "Dun" is a throwback to a prehistoric color pattern. They must have a stripe down the back, a cross over the shoulders--both are seen on donkeys--AND they have 3-5 zebra-type stripes on both front forearms.
I'll try to get some shots of these on my horse, "Buster" to show you. The dorsal stripe is pretty obvious, but you have to look harder for the forearm stripes, which may or may not be on the horse you are interested in. =D
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Here's another one...I know still not very helpful!! Sorry guysnew horse 2.jpg
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post #7 of 33 Old 05-07-2012, 03:02 PM
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WhatEVER he is, I LIKE this horse. I think he looks like a breeding stock paint, with the tri-colors and the white socks on the rear. What would do you with him--trail-ride, barrels? Let us know. =D
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she looks buck skin. Bucksins and bays can have countershading, which gives the impression of a faint dorsal stripe. If she was a dun she would likely be bay base I would think. The first pic is a buckskin mare I had, the second a bay based dun paint mare. She has a dorsal stripe and leg barring, unlike the first mare.

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post #9 of 33 Old 05-07-2012, 03:24 PM
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WhatEVER he is, I LIKE this horse. I think he looks like a breeding stock paint, with the tri-colors and the white socks on the rear. What would do you with him--trail-ride, barrels? Let us know. =D
You can't just tell a horse is a solid Paint based on the fact that it has two socks. With those standards, half the horse population would be a solid Paint. This horse is also not "tri-colored". She does not have 3 colors, she has two: her base and white. I vote buckskin at this point, based on the picture provided.
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post #10 of 33 Old 05-07-2012, 03:38 PM
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Sorry for double posting, ran out of edit time.

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This horse definitely has what it known as "black points", which are the black above the knees and hocks.
I've got a Dun QH and I've learned that "Dun" is a throwback to a prehistoric color pattern. They must have a stripe down the back, a cross over the shoulders--both are seen on donkeys--AND they have 3-5 zebra-type stripes on both front forearms.
I'll try to get some shots of these on my horse, "Buster" to show you. The dorsal stripe is pretty obvious, but you have to look harder for the forearm stripes, which may or may not be on the horse you are interested in. =D
No, black points are not black above the knee. Black points are caused by the agouti gene which restricts black to the lower legs, mane, tail, nose, and tips of the ears.

And dun markings consist of a dorsal stripe that looks like it was drawn on by a marker (one that fades out on the edges, not hard edges, is countershading which is unrelated to the dun gene), shoulder barring (not actual stripes, but dark patches on the shoulder) which do not look like the crosses on donkeys, and the number of zebra stripes on the legs is not limited. I have seen some with just a couple and I have seen horses stripes all over their leg.
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