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    06-24-2011, 08:58 AM
  #1
Green Broke
What color is this?

Just curious what color you would call this? Do flaxen chestnuts usually have a dark tail? Whatever he is, I'm drooling over him (found him on CL).
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    06-24-2011, 11:10 AM
  #2
Foal
Amber Champagne would be my best guess. Here is a link that can give you more information. He is VERY pretty!

Amber
     
    06-24-2011, 01:01 PM
  #3
Green Broke
He doesn't hit me as a champagne. I can't find his ad again, but his eyes were dark.

His nose and legs are kind of interesting too.
     
    06-24-2011, 01:24 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Honestly id just say sorrel/chestnut with a flaxen mane & tail.
     
    06-24-2011, 01:36 PM
  #5
Yearling
That horse is not champagne, he just looks like a flaxen chestnut with a sooty tail.
     
    06-24-2011, 02:07 PM
  #6
Foal
Okay after reading this one, I am thinking more of a bay with a silver gene on top. I do not know much about genetics and the differences in colors but I am just throwing this out there.

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    06-24-2011, 03:28 PM
  #7
Trained
Chestnut/sorrel flaxen with a sooty tail. Not champagne and not silver.

The light legs are totally normal on red based horses.
     
    06-24-2011, 04:45 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Interesting, I didn't know that sooty could effect just the tail.
     
    06-24-2011, 05:11 PM
  #9
Trained
Yep it can affect just the tail, or part of the tail. Or it can affect just the man or part of the mane.
     
    06-24-2011, 08:39 PM
  #10
Trained


This stallion is a tested palomino. The dark mane is being caused by sooty. Just to show how centralised it can be lol.
     

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