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post #21 of 34 Old 01-05-2012, 12:20 AM
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As well as the dorsal, the dun horse should display a lighter colour on the body than the one in the OP. Dun is a dilution gene, and does more than create primitive markings.

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post #22 of 34 Old 01-05-2012, 06:26 AM
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she looks like a flaxen chestnut to me.
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post #23 of 34 Old 01-05-2012, 04:13 PM
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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 !!!!!!!!!!!
First off...chill. No need to get defensive over a simple conversation. I feel that you should reread the posts as well as the OP asked several questions. And I was simply pointing out the fact that horses with dorsals are not all duns.
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I was simply pointing out the fact that horses with dorsals are not all duns.
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That depends on what you consider a dorsal. If you are lumping in counter shading into the dorsal then you are correct. However if you are not then it is not a correct statement. If a horse has a true dorsal it is a dun horse.

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That depends on what you consider a dorsal. If you are lumping in counter shading into the dorsal then you are correct. However if you are not then it is not a correct statement. If a horse has a true dorsal it is a dun horse.
While this is completely true, and yes, I am agreeing with you here, there are instances of countershading creating what appears to be a true dorsal. Usually we assume false dorsals are not as defined, not as narrow or other such things.

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Check out some of these countershading dorsals though lol. I love how genes seem to go out of their way to make our heads spin

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That depends on what you consider a dorsal. If you are lumping in counter shading into the dorsal then you are correct. However if you are not then it is not a correct statement. If a horse has a true dorsal it is a dun horse.
Yep, my statement was about people lumping in countershading with dun dorsals.

The link Chiilla posted is the same link I posted on the second page.
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Yep, my statement was about people lumping in countershading with dun dorsals.

The link Chiilla posted is the same link I posted on the second page.
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I knew I had seen it on HF somewhere

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I was told I bought a red dun QH. His pedigree states dun and his lineage carries the dun gene.

he has a dorsal. But he is a beautiful reddish gold with red mane and tail. His red main and tail has some gold especially at the base. He is redder than any horse I have seen.

How red can a red dun be?

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I was told I bought a red dun QH. His pedigree states dun and his lineage carries the dun gene.

he has a dorsal. But he is a beautiful reddish gold with red mane and tail. His red main and tail has some gold especially at the base. He is redder than any horse I have seen.

How red can a red dun be?

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Download the imageshack app, and use that

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To define Dun via AQHA it states duns can be yellow or gold with Black or Brown mane, and tail and a dorsal stripe which is clearly defined. May have zebra striping and traverse lines over withers. They have an excellent color chart for anyone interested. It can be found at
http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&...kxzJS2VD-EHUrA
Hope this is helpful. If the link doesnt work simply type in AQHA Color chart in Google.

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