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    08-04-2011, 01:40 AM
Sorrel or Chestnut?

This is my dad's new 2 month old TWH colt, what color do you think he'll turn out to be? I was thinking sorrel or chestnut & what is his pattern, tobiano etc? His sire black/white & his **** bay/white.

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    08-04-2011, 01:57 AM
Stunning lil guy!! I'd bet he will end up more chestnut than sorrel colored.
    08-04-2011, 05:40 AM
Chestnut and sorrel are the same colour genetically. He is tobiano, with sabino I think.
    08-04-2011, 05:41 AM
Green Broke
I was under the impression that sorrel and chestnut were genetically the same thing...
    08-04-2011, 05:44 AM
I beat you by a minute QH
    08-04-2011, 06:28 AM
Green Broke
Dang, I never get to be the first to anything!
    08-04-2011, 08:32 AM
LOL, Chi and QH!!

To the OP - Oh My Stars, what a truly outstandingly beautiful baby!! He is a Tobiano and I think a Chestnut/White. Sorrel would most likely be a slightly darker shade of brown. Gosh, he is a charmer for true!!
    08-04-2011, 08:54 AM
Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
Chestnut and sorrel are the same colour genetically.
Yes, same color. Some areas consider them different shades of the same color, but truly just the same color.
    08-04-2011, 03:15 PM
OK same color diff. Shade lol so tech. Not the same color =p
    08-04-2011, 03:18 PM
Originally Posted by redape49    
OK same color diff. Shade lol so tech. Not the same color =p
Technically it is the same color. Period.

I say some areas call different shades different things but it is just semantics.
In my neck of the woods the red horses are chestnut if you are an English rider and many Western riders call them sorrel.

Still the same color.

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