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is it normal for a bay to have a dorsal stripe?

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        11-17-2011, 10:06 PM
      #21
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Poseidon    
    A dun will always have a dorsal stripe, not countershading. That registry is for duns and buckskins, so buckskin is the only one of the acceptable colors that may or may not have a dorsal stripe (though if it were just a buckskin, not a dunskin, it would only be countershading).

    Sorry. This is weird for me to try to put into words. It makes sense in my head.

    Ok, that is what I was wondering. One of those 'they will always haves' deal. So, if a dun has a dorsal stripe, but no other prim markings, is it automatically a buckskin? If a buckskin has a dorsal stripe, is it considered a dunskin?
         
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        11-17-2011, 10:14 PM
      #22
    Trained
    Dun is a gene that puts primitive markings on a horse and dilutes the original color. If a horse has the dun gene, it will have all of the primitive markings, it doesn't pick and choose. Dun can also affect any color.

    Buckskins with a dorsal stripe is just countershading, some have it, some don't. In order to be a dunskin, it must be buckskin + dun (and therefore have all of the markings).
         
        11-17-2011, 10:19 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Poseidon    
    Dun is a gene that puts primitive markings on a horse and dilutes the original color. If a horse has the dun gene, it will have all of the primitive markings, it doesn't pick and choose. Dun can also affect any color.

    Buckskins with a dorsal stripe is just countershading, some have it, some don't. In order to be a dunskin, it must be buckskin + dun (and therefore have all of the markings).
    Ahh! That makes since :) The whole buckskin color scheme confuses me :)
         
        11-17-2011, 10:27 PM
      #24
    Trained
    Buckskin is bay + cream. A typical dun is bay + dun. Both dun and cream dilute the bay color, which makes them look similar.
         
        11-17-2011, 10:33 PM
      #25
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Poseidon    
    Buckskin is bay + cream. A typical dun is bay + dun. Both dun and cream dilute the bay color, which makes them look similar.
    Yea, I get it, just confusing some times lol. While trying to figure out what the husbands horse was, I did a lot of research.
         
        11-18-2011, 07:35 PM
      #26
    Foal
    Want some more confusion? There are Iberian horses that for all the world look to be true dun--but don't test as having dun...LOL But that is also probably because it is only a marker test since the specific mutation hasn't been located yet.
         
        11-18-2011, 09:42 PM
      #27
    Weanling
    Of course! Cause its never easy!
         
        11-22-2011, 09:47 AM
      #28
    Green Broke
    Blackcricket- Just sayin, but oh LORDY is that buckskin chubby:)
         
        11-26-2011, 07:43 PM
      #29
    Started
    My chestnut has a dorsal strip down his back too :) kinda weird
         

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