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    07-18-2013, 11:52 AM
Green Broke
Sun bleached black. None of the typical lighter shading on the muzzle, flanks, etc as a brown, and when her new coat comes in she looks black. Without testing its pretty hard to say for sure. I think the fading is interesting myself.

Most vets(and a huge amount of horse people, If I had a penny for every bay varnish roan advertised as a "gorgeous blue roan" I'd be doing pretty good.) have little to no idea about color. I've heard a plain, bright bay advertised as 'rare blood bay', had people argue the difference between a sorrel and a chestnut, and many dark bays called black, and that's not even getting into the roans or bay vs brown...
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    07-18-2013, 01:05 PM
I vote black also. I now have 7 black horses and they all look almost buckskin by the end of the summer. I have a couple that also get those stripes from sweating.
Also since Chillaa and NDappy confirmed my guess I am more than convinced I am right. LOL Shalom
    07-18-2013, 01:05 PM
It's looking like were going to go with black here ;)
But yes agreed won't know 100% without testing...and to be honest I probably won''s nice to get some opinions from others and the reasoning behide it which are all legit. I had a brown mare last year infact they were stalled next to each other...big diff between the two--one face was tan muzzle flanks behind ears and the other was just as black as the rest. And vet wise I guesswhen I said she's black his reaction to it was a lil quick and kinda in a rude I dunno maybe it was me being a little too sensitive but I always wondered what others thought just outta curiosity (:
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    07-18-2013, 01:10 PM
I do see a resemblance!
    07-18-2013, 09:39 PM
My black horses don't fade. I don't consider a horse black if it does , I consider it very dark brown , and if it gets reddish I consider it a bay.
    07-18-2013, 09:43 PM
Originally Posted by stevenson    
my black horses don't fade. I don't consider a horse black if it does , I consider it very dark brown , and if it gets reddish I consider it a bay.
Well I am glad that you have such a carefully considered opinion. There are MANY examples of horses that have tested to be black that fade. So you can have your opinion, but it's wrong.
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    07-18-2013, 10:05 PM
Oh well...pfffttt.... It is my opinion and if my horse faded I would not call it black . Go look at the pics of my black horses... these babies be black. And since the horse in question has not been tested IT is just opinions anyhow.
And rude is just rude.
    07-18-2013, 10:18 PM
My horses are black and they fade. That does not make them any less black or make them brown.
You are entitled to your opinion. But facts are just that facts and not believing in them does not change reality.
There was nothing rude in Chillaa s response. Shalom
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    07-18-2013, 10:28 PM
These horses have all been tested as black. You can call them what you like, it doesn't change their genetic make-up.

I could post these 'til the cows come home. Just because you think that a horse has to be black at every second in the year to be black, does not mean that you are correct. The OP was wanting to know what colour the horse IS, not what you think it should be called based on your experience.
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    07-19-2013, 12:53 AM
I guess the comment I made, for an accurate decision on the color.. DNA test the horse.
Was ignored or not read.

Now here are 2 of my horses that ARE Black same color summer winter spring or fall and summers here can get up to 100 .
Oh and my DH is white... even though he is tanned.
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