Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southwest Missouri
Poseidon and others, Thank You so much for your replies. Poseidon, Holly did look very much like the pictures you posted. Her mane and tail were darker than the ones in the top picture, but lighter than the second picture. She also had the coloring of the second horse's legs, just not as dark. I'm wondering if the Champagne color is a recognized one with the
Breed Associations or Clubs? If not, would they be registered as Buckskin or Dun? When I had Holly there was much discussion as to what color she was considered. The barn I bought her from said she was a Buckskin, but I disagreed, some said Dun, which was more likely to me and one said she was a Buttermilk Buckskin. When I bought her a number of years ago now I was still a AQHA member and in referring to their rule book on acceptable colors the Buckskin was described as a horse with a light tannish body and black legs, mane and tail. A Dun was a light tannish color with brownish mane and tail and usually, though not always, a dorsal line. Referred to as a Line-Back Dun. That was back when the Cremello and Perlino were not accepted as colors of the AQHA. Those colors were registered as Palomino, back then.
Thanks again for all respondences.