Red Dun? What say you?

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    08-13-2014, 07:46 PM
Red Dun? What say you?

What do you think?

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    08-13-2014, 07:48 PM
Awwww :') that foal is just adorable!!
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    08-13-2014, 08:53 PM
Green Broke
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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    08-13-2014, 10:42 PM
Soft apricot tone and dorsal running all through the tail - a yes to Red dun from me.
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    08-14-2014, 04:02 AM
The color's right but the dorsal isn't as strong as I'd expect.

What color was dad? Mom's chestnut?
    08-14-2014, 04:32 AM
Well, he is red, if that's 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 !
    08-15-2014, 07:47 PM
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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    08-17-2014, 08:32 AM
I'm not a color expert but she sure is cute!
    08-17-2014, 10:25 AM
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!
    08-17-2014, 10:32 AM
Originally Posted by danicelia24    
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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