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        09-11-2011, 02:00 PM
    I would say a honeybay or a dunskin by the looks of it. :) He's adorable!
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        09-12-2011, 11:03 PM
    He's a dun, not golden enough for buckskin dun (dunskin if you prefer). You could have him tested, but I'd put money on dun. Do you know the color of his parents?
        09-12-2011, 11:16 PM
    No, I just got him from a family friend. All I know is he is a quararab. He's very goldish red in the sun. Can buckskins have dorsal strips?
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        09-12-2011, 11:25 PM
    Some buckskins (without the dun gene) do have dorsal stripes, but they are a result of countershading. They are never as dark and prominant as one with the dun gene.
        09-12-2011, 11:35 PM
    Then I feel even more sure he's a dun, pics in the sun may help, but buckskins are not red. No a buckskin will not have a true dorsal stripe, but they can have counter shading that can mimic one.
        09-13-2011, 12:39 AM
    The shine on him is more golden than red. My buckskin gets dark like that, especially when she sheds out in the spring.

    This horse is a dark dunskin too:
        09-13-2011, 12:46 AM
    That horse looks a lot like him, he is just a bit more red
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        09-13-2011, 12:56 AM
    Do you have a picture of him standing in sunlight? Those pictures are in shadow, which is making him look darker than I think he actually is.
        09-13-2011, 07:55 AM
    I will see. Im on my phone atm.
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        09-13-2011, 10:14 PM
    Originally Posted by Poseidon    
    The shine on him is more golden than red. My buckskin gets dark like that, especially when she sheds out in the spring.

    This horse is a dark dunskin too:
    And that horse does look like a buckskin dun!

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