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    10-15-2011, 08:55 PM
  #11
Started
The dun gene gives the primitive markings of leg barring,dorsal stripe etc.
     
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    10-15-2011, 08:57 PM
  #12
Trained
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Originally Posted by Macslady    
I hope to not sound stupid, but which causes the barring on the upper part of the leg and the stripe down they back? Is that the dun factor? My girl is gold with the barring, stripe down the back, would that make her a dunskin or is that a lighter color? I get so lost in all these color definitions.
Could you post a picture of her? Or does she have a black mane and tail or white? I mentioned earlier that dun can affect any color, which includes palomino.
     
    10-15-2011, 10:05 PM
  #13
Showing
Excellent explanations, Po .

Macs, like Po said, dun can affect any color: dun gene on a black horse = grullo, dun gene on a sorrel horse = red dun, dun gene on a buckskin = dunskin, dun gene on a palomino = dunalino. Even though there are very few of the rarer dun colors like dunskin or dunalino recognized by registries, that doesn't make them any less a real color.

BTW, here is a good picture of a dunalino. Does your mare look similar to that?


     
    10-15-2011, 11:03 PM
  #14
Weanling
Now Im really confused. What general coloration defines a "dun" then. Not genetics, just colors...
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    10-15-2011, 11:13 PM
  #15
Trained
The colour must be diluted (made lighter). There must be a true dorsal, not countershading. There should also be other 'dun factor' markings - dark ear tips, shoulder barring, leg barring, face mask, shoulder mottling etc.


This pic shows a lot of the dun factor.
     
    10-16-2011, 12:14 AM
  #16
Showing
Myserenity, unless I am mistaken, what would be called a typical dun is a dun gene on a bay horse.


Though technically, a "dun" horse is a horse of any shade or base color that exhibits the characteristics of the dun gene such as leg barring, dorsal stripe, shoulder bars, etc. The other words just decribe what the base color underneath the dun is.
     
    10-16-2011, 12:26 AM
  #17
Trained
Yep, Smrobs, the color that is typically referred to as only "dun" is actually a bay dun. Bay duns are also a perfect example of how the dun gene dilutes (lightens) a coat, as they are often mistaken for buckskins.
     
    10-16-2011, 01:03 AM
  #18
Yearling
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
Macs, like Po said, dun can affect any color: dun gene on a black horse = grullo, dun gene on a sorrel horse = red dun, dun gene on a buckskin = dunskin, dun gene on a palomino = dunalino. Even though there are very few of the rarer dun colors like dunskin or dunalino recognized by registries, that doesn't make them any less a real color.
So does that make my little guy a dunskin? I always wondered about this. First two pics are of him, and the last two of his sire (gorgeous!) and dam (flea-bitten grey, meh).
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    10-16-2011, 01:04 AM
  #19
Yearling
OK, so I forgot the flea-bitten grey dam pic, but you all don't need a visual for that...
     
    10-16-2011, 01:08 AM
  #20
Trained
It would depend on what color his dam was before she grayed out. It's possible with how light he is, but he would have needed to get the cream gene from one of his parents, and I don't entirely think it was his sire.
     

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