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post #1 of 12 Old 08-13-2014, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Red Dun? What say you?

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Awwww :') that foal is just adorable!!
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post #3 of 12 Old 08-13-2014, 07:53 PM
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Very hard to say.
what breed is he/she?
What are the parents? If that's the dam in the 2nd photo, she is not a red dun (the mare) which would mean the sire would have had to be if the foal is indeed a dun but it's difficult to say at this stage.
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post #4 of 12 Old 08-13-2014, 09:42 PM
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Soft apricot tone and dorsal running all through the tail - a yes to Red dun from me.
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The color's right but the dorsal isn't as strong as I'd expect.

What color was dad? Mom's chestnut?
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well, he is red, if thats not a dun dorsal stripe, it would be counter shading. but he makes up for the dark dorsal stripe for the new and unique throat stripe !
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post #7 of 12 Old 08-15-2014, 06:47 PM
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How cute is she?! If dad was dun, then red dun is definitely possible. If not, I'd say she is a neat chestnut.
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post #8 of 12 Old 08-17-2014, 07:32 AM
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I'm not a color expert but she sure is cute!
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My husbands mare is a red dun and as far as I know neither of her parents were dun. But this filly gets a red dun vote from me!
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post #10 of 12 Old 08-17-2014, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by danicelia24 View Post
My husbands mare is a red dun and as far as I know neither of her parents were dun. But this filly gets a red dun vote from me!
Dun is a dominant gene, so it cannot be "carried" without being expressed. The most common way for dun to "appear" like this is that one of the parents is misregistered as a buckskin. Another way it can be almost hidden is if the dun carrying parent is a double dilute, or a palomino, which makes it harder to see the dun factor.
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