Originally Posted by Countrylady1071
I'm just curious Ndappy, why isn't a bay or buckskin paint a tri-color, since it has black, white, and brown/cream? I didn't know a horse needed three different colors on its actual body to be considered tri-colored. What about a bay overo paint with black points on its legs?
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Because buckskin, bay, etc are single colors. You don't refer to a buckskin as two different colors because it happens to be yellow and black. So with the addition of white to what is only considered a single color, 1 + 1 = 2, making buckskin/bay/etc + white just two colors.
Does that make sense? Basically, you wouldn't refer to a horse with black points like bay or buckskin as "bicolored" so saying tricolored is asinine.