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post #41 of 48 Old 06-13-2012, 11:25 AM
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Please do TA. It's always great to see pictures of horses in their many shades lol
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post #42 of 48 Old 06-13-2012, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by ThirteenAcres View Post
I don't mind at all! In fact, my grey girl is actually taking on a very yellowish hue at the moment. She looks even more like the OP horse minus the Primitive markings.

It is absolutely amazing what grey will do through its changes. My girl has gone from bright chestnut to steel grey to a roanish color, to a blue stage, and now is taking on a yellow hue.

But underneath it all, she is still grey. And I wouldn't trust anyone more than the color gurus here on their opinions. =) thank you for referencing my girl! I can post newer pics of her shade progression if you like.
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She does look a bit like the filly the OP posted!

I posted it because I just thought your horse was such a good example of the crazy things grey can do! I personally was blown away how a chestnut horse can grey into a shade that looks like she was a buckskin or a bay...

Yes please post a picture, I would love to see her now!
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post #43 of 48 Old 06-13-2012, 12:20 PM
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I started a thread so we won't hijack this one. lol

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post #44 of 48 Old 06-13-2012, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by ShortyHorse11 View Post
There is a clear distinction between an actual dorsal stripe and counter shading. That stripe is to dark to call counter shading. Shanblue-Buckskins do not have dorsal stripes only duns do. There is such a thing as a buckskin dun.
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This isn't the greatest picture, but it's the only one I have where you can actually see it. You can see her dorsal stripe and it's pretty dominate, even if under shadow. It's physically impossible for this mare to carry any gene that would normally be assosicated with a dorsal stripe, but it's there.

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post #45 of 48 Old 06-14-2012, 12:39 PM
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This is my cousins mare as a yearling.....

From a distance you would have SWORN she was a Buttermilk Buckskin, but she went from this color as a weiner baby....

To the above as a yearling. And to this as a 2 yr old...

So greys are tricky and that is why I say the horse is grey....but it really doesn't have to be a buckskin at birth because this mare was a dark brown at birth.

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post #46 of 48 Old 06-14-2012, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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wow guys, this has all been very informative! I knew greys were crazy but I didn't know they were THIS crazy lol
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post #47 of 48 Old 06-14-2012, 10:38 PM
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The only thing crazier than grey is appaloosa... LMAO!
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post #48 of 48 Old 06-15-2012, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ShortyHorse11 View Post
There is a clear distinction between an actual dorsal stripe and counter shading. That stripe is to dark to call counter shading. Shanblue-Buckskins do not have dorsal stripes only duns do. There is such a thing as a buckskin dun.
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Nothing amuses me more then people who INSIST upon something with every fiber of their being while being completely and totally 110% wrong.

You may want to brush up on some research before making outrageous claims about how dorsal stripes work when you clearly don't have the faintest idea whatsoever.
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