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post #21 of 29 Old 11-17-2011, 10:06 PM
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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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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).
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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 :)

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Buckskin is bay + cream. A typical dun is bay + dun. Both dun and cream dilute the bay color, which makes them look similar.
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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.

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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.
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post #27 of 29 Old 11-18-2011, 09:42 PM
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Of course! Cause its never easy!

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post #29 of 29 Old 11-26-2011, 07:43 PM
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My chestnut has a dorsal strip down his back too :) kinda weird
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