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post #1 of 31 Old 12-22-2010, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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What color is this horse?

I am thinking about acquiring her :) Present owner said she is palomino, but an odd looking one to me!
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post #2 of 31 Old 12-22-2010, 09:41 PM
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She looks more like a flaxen sorrel to me, but then again, I'm not the best with colors. Do they happen to have a couple extra pics they can send you?

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No more pics...but she said this when I asked her about the color,
"If you look in the palomino rule book (at least the last time I showed on that circuit), they are allowed up to 1/3 dark hairs in their mane and tail. I know when Chelsea was here for breeding when she was younger, she was a bright bright gold. As she got older, she has gotten darker. I know when she came here last year, Al and I were in Missouri on vacation. Shawna called and said she looked like a pumpkin LOL. Her filly that she had out of our sorrel stud, was a champagne color until she was about 2 and then started to darken up."
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post #4 of 31 Old 12-22-2010, 09:56 PM
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Flaxen chestnut or just plain chestnut/sorrel.
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post #5 of 31 Old 12-22-2010, 09:58 PM
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she is deffinatly a dun. with a little soral but mostaly dun!
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post #6 of 31 Old 12-22-2010, 10:10 PM
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I'd agree with people and say she's a flaxen chestnut/sorrel. she doesn't really look palomino. I guess she could be a light chocolate palomino but she doesn't really look like that, either...

She's not a dun because it doesn't look like she has any of the dun characteristics-not even a dorsal stripe.
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post #7 of 31 Old 12-22-2010, 10:51 PM
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do you know what her bloodlines are at all?
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post #8 of 31 Old 12-22-2010, 10:57 PM
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She could very well be a palomino, just not an ideal colored palomino. My godsister had a Palomino foxtrotter that was almost that exact same darker color, but was definitely a palomino. You would need to know her bloodlines though to be sure. The Foxtrotter was registered, so we had all the information on her.
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post #9 of 31 Old 12-22-2010, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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I know she is registered but don't know the details yet. I will get the info and more pics soon!
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post #10 of 31 Old 12-22-2010, 11:13 PM
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She's pretty!

(I have a funny-looking chestnut, we call him a "bucknut" jokingly, because he's purebred quarter, got a chestnut coat and black mane and tail)

One thing I learned here is that she'd need either a dorsal stripe or zebra stripes on her legs to be considered a dun.

Honestly she looks like a dark palo to me, but is that black in her tail? (or just the light?)

If she was a flaxen sorrel/chestnut, shed be a super light one.
To me, flaxen chestnuts look like this

With the distinct red coat.

And duns have the dorsal stripe: (you can barely see it on this horse's back)

This guy is technically a sooty palomino

So I'd defintely say palomino. But it's fun to have an out-of-the-box color like that!
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