Is she a Red Dun? AQHA weanling filly

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Is she a Red Dun? AQHA weanling filly

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    08-17-2012, 08:02 PM
Is she a Red Dun? AQHA weanling filly


Sire: Palomino, son of Shinning Spark

Dam: Buckskin, Two Eyed Jack on top and bottom of pedigree (on papers)

Question: Is this filly a Red Dun? She had a line down her back when born and has one down her back now. However I need to determine if AQHA will see her as a Red Dun?

If she is not, then what disqualifies her as a Red Dun? I have always thought it was the line down the back being clearly seen for a "Dun" to be a "Dun"...

Pictures included - Taken August 16, 2012

Age of Filly: 5 months
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    08-17-2012, 08:16 PM
Well, to be red dun, she'd have to have a parent with dun. Dun doesn't skip generations, but it can be harder to identify on palominos, so I'd suggest looking at the color of the horses in the parent's pedigrees (particularly the sire) to see if dun is even a possibility.

IMO, she doesn't look as light in color as I would expect a red dun to be, but foal coats are funny things and can make it difficult to make such judgements.
    08-17-2012, 08:19 PM
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    08-17-2012, 09:01 PM
Looks just red to me
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    08-17-2012, 09:24 PM
Shes a lovely filly. Very very nice.

But, she does not appear red dun to me. Looks like countershading along her topline. She does not show any other characteristics of being dun (wither shading, zebra striping etc)

Ontop of that, either the sire or dam, must be dun.

And what are the chances of breeding palomino x buckskin and getting a plain ol chestnut. LoL. That seems unlucky to me. she's a very nicely put together girl though. I really like her.
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    08-17-2012, 11:37 PM
I have a red dun and the tiger striping on the legs and shoulders are key. The striping is very pronounced when He is wet but clearly seen dry also. His overall coat is red with red mane and tail but in sunlight he shimmers with gold. I believe the dun brings in that characteristic.
    08-17-2012, 11:42 PM
Looks sorrel/chestnut to me the darker stipe on back is countershading which is much more pronounced on a baby.
    08-18-2012, 01:22 AM
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I say chestnut/sorrel too. Cute filly too.
    08-18-2012, 01:41 AM
Very pretty filly! I'm terrible with colors. Just when I think I got it figured out I learn I don't. Thought my daughters horse might have been a dun but he has no striping but countershading on his back but shimmers like gold too. I was told he probably carries the dun gene but he's actually a light chestnut/sorrell.
    08-18-2012, 02:56 AM
Do you have pictures of her parents so we can confirm that neither of them are a dun ?

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