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post #11 of 34 Old 01-03-2012, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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@ Country Woman... We think so too! :) She is very nicely built. If only we had papers... But in the end, she has a good home and a nice job, so all is well.
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post #12 of 34 Old 01-03-2012, 07:25 PM
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Does not matter what breed she is she is lovely
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post #13 of 34 Old 01-03-2012, 09:01 PM
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If it has a dorsal, it is a dun, duns come in many shades Golden, Red, etc..
He looks sorrel to me, duns have different stripping on their legs or shoulders, sometimes on or close to their face.
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post #14 of 34 Old 01-03-2012, 09:03 PM
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Not true. Many horses have countershading, which gives the impression of a dorsal.
True duns have to display more than just the dorsal, be it shoulder barring or zebra stripes on the legs. Also, to be a dun one of the parents has to have been a dun for the gene to be passed on. It is not something that just "crops up".

That mare appears to be a sorrel in these pictures, as the others have mentioned.
Sorry guess I should have been more clear with my reply.
The question she asked was if a horse has a dorsal is it a dun?
I said yes, only horses I know with a dorsal are duns and can vary from a red to golden color.
I have owned 3 dun paints and all of them have dorsals and zebra markings on the legs.
Look at the pictures I have posted and you will see my duns.
Of course the picture she had of her horse with a saddle on looks like a sorrel to me also, and if I had to guess at the breed of that horse I would say Arab X QH............
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post #15 of 34 Old 01-04-2012, 07:14 PM
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I don't understand how that made your previous response more clear. Your only supporting evidence is that you've owned 3 dun horses and they're the only horses you've ever seen with a dorsal so that automatically makes the posters horse a dun?

Here is a very helpful website about duns that also shows horses with dorsals that are not duns. Dun Central Station - Look-A-Like Colors
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I don't understand how that made your previous response more clear. Your only supporting evidence is that you've owned 3 dun horses and they're the only horses you've ever seen with a dorsal so that automatically makes the posters horse a dun?

Here is a very helpful website about duns that also shows horses with dorsals that are not duns. Dun Central Station - Look-A-Like Colors
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I have no idea what you are talking about Honey, You need to Go Back and READ the Poster's Post , And then Read My Replies to her Question about a Dorsal Stripe, I NEVER said her horse was a DUN !!!!!!!!!!!
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post #17 of 34 Old 01-04-2012, 09:15 PM
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Not true. Many horses have countershading, which gives the impression of a dorsal.
True duns have to display more than just the dorsal, be it shoulder barring or zebra stripes on the legs. Also, to be a dun one of the parents has to have been a dun for the gene to be passed on. It is not something that just "crops up".

That mare appears to be a sorrel in these pictures, as the others have mentioned.
While this is true that some horses who look dun are just counter shading it is not true that to be a true dun that you MUST have leg shoulder barbs or any other primitive markings out side of a dorsal. You can have a true dun with just a dorsal.
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He looks sorrel to me, duns have different stripping on their legs or shoulders, sometimes on or close to their face.
Not all. There are red duns and duns out there who only have dorsal strips and no other markings.
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All Dun horses possess at least the Dorsal Stripe, but the other presence of the other Primitive Markings Varies.
I never stated the 3 Dun Paint horses I now have are the only horses I have seen with a Dorsal.
I have owned several Dun QH's (red & golden duns) in the past and they all had a Dorsal Stripe.
I am sorry if anyone misunderstood my replies.........
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A dorsal is the one dun marking that a dun horse MUST have. All the other primitive markings some will have and others will not.
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