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Sooty Buckskin or Dunskin??

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  • Buckskin versus dunskin in miniature horses
  • Dark dunskin horse

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    09-18-2012, 10:45 PM
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Foal
Sooty Buckskin or Dunskin??



She has a faint strip down her back and tri-colored mane and tail like my Dun mini.
     
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    09-18-2012, 10:54 PM
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Yearling
Do you know anything about her parents? What colours are they, that would be the easiest way to decide.

Id say she's a buckskin. Just based on the fact she looks identical to a mare we used to have but her mom was a palomino, and her dad was a buckskin.
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    09-18-2012, 11:00 PM
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Foal
Her Father is a Palomino Foxtrotter and her Mother is a Belgian not sure of color.
     
    09-18-2012, 11:11 PM
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Trained
Actually, imo, she's a smokey brown/brownskin.
     
    09-18-2012, 11:14 PM
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Showing
It's really hard to tell from just the one picture. Is there any way you could get some more detailed pictures, especially clear ones of her legs and her butt/back from directly behind her so that the dorsal stripe is clearly visible?

Just going from the single picture, though? I would say that she's a brownskin/smokey brown. It's very similar to buckskin, just with a different version of the Agouti (the gene that restricts black points and dilutes the body...causes bay and brown. Bay is "A" and brown is "At"...I think). Typically, brownskins are a lot darker with supercharged dapples as compared to regular buckskins.
     
    09-18-2012, 11:30 PM
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    09-18-2012, 11:42 PM
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    09-19-2012, 05:14 AM
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Trained
I still think she is brownskin. Brown based horses often have a dorsal, as brown likes dark hair along the topline. Dun tends to have a more muted shade to it, rather than a rich hue like your girl.
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    09-19-2012, 05:57 AM
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Yearling
From what I can tell she is a Dun. Check for leg stripping. She also has Dapples. Very nice! To be a dun one of her parents must be carrying the dun gene. Do you know if its in her lines?
     
    09-19-2012, 11:53 AM
  #10
Green Broke
Also, unless the sire was a palomino dun, I'm almost positive dun does not exist in Belgians - in fact, I do believe they're almost solely "base" colors - black and chestnut with potential for modifiers such as agouti and grey only. I would agree with sooty brownskin/buckskin.
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