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    04-28-2013, 01:13 AM
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The Unexpected Drastic Colour Change (Another 'What colour is this horse?' thread)

So I used to have a Dun/Buckskin horse (I hadn't quite figured out which yet), but the recent onset of shedding season had revealed an interesting and unexpected change...

She's a 6 year old grade (QH maybe?) and she's always been a light (but rich) gold colour, with dapples. As you can see, she's quite dark now (I wish I had some before photos, to highlight the change!).

What would you call this colour? Is it common for horses to change colour so drastically at her age?
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    04-28-2013, 02:14 AM
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She is a brown based buckskin or smokey brown, whichever name your prefer. It's common for them to change like that.
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    04-28-2013, 02:52 AM
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She is just so cute!!
     
    04-28-2013, 08:30 AM
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My Buckskin is starting to shed out and has some unusual sooty spots too along the neck and shoulder. Last summer he was as gold as gold can be with dapples... so we will see what he looks like come this summer.
Probably his way of keeping me on my toes. :)
     
    04-28-2013, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Peppy Barrel Racing    
She is a brown based buckskin or smokey brown, whichever name your prefer. It's common for them to change like that.
Thanks Peppy! I'm curious to know what she'll look like when she's shedded out completely
     
    04-28-2013, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by JaphyJaphy    
Thanks Peppy! I'm curious to know what she'll look like when she's shedded out completely
You never know with those smokey browns. Jets sire is smokey brown he can be golden at one point to chocolate then next.
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    04-28-2013, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by JaphyJaphy    
Thanks Peppy! I'm curious to know what she'll look like when she's shedded out completely
Like Peppy said, there isn't really a way to determine it. I board with a mare that I would have never guessed was brown based because she is as gold as gold can be in the summer and most of the way through the winter, then boom. Looked exactly like yours, if not darker. She's almost done shedding out and is bright gold again.

I also know of one that is darker than him with his summer coat and probably nearly black in the winter.

It's gorgeous color though.
     
    04-28-2013, 05:57 PM
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This Jets sire mojo like 4 years ago when he was 2 I don't have any recent pics but that year he got really dark. I'm told he's been a pretty chocolate golden color lately. I wish I had a picture of him as a yearling he was the most gorgeous bright golden color.

Around when he was first born.


When he was 2

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