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        12-28-2010, 04:54 PM
    Honestly, even if her dam is carrying cream (which she could be, since her sire is buckskin), you still wouldn't be able to tell for sure if this mare is palomino or chestnut without genetic testing, since her colour looks so unique.
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        12-28-2010, 04:56 PM
    No, that's true, but if her dam is not a cream then there is NO chance she's a Palomino.... so you'd know for sure if she WASN'T :)
        12-28-2010, 11:34 PM
    to dark to be a flaxen sorrel that is a flaxen sorrel just looks like a real real dark palomino like this one good luck , but ya know he is unique and that is cool I like him
        12-29-2010, 12:26 AM
    Palomino :)
        01-04-2011, 03:51 PM
    My guess would be palomino! Specially after seeing those pictures.
        01-08-2011, 04:52 AM
    Seems to me that unless a horse is picture perfect to a color you can pretty much call it whatever color you want them to be. You could even convince someone she's a paint. To me, she'd be a good lookin sorrel. Looks like she'd make a good ranch horse. Good luck with her!!
        01-08-2011, 07:37 PM
    Originally Posted by draftgrl    
    Seems to me that unless a horse is picture perfect to a color you can pretty much call it whatever color you want them to be. You could even convince someone she's a paint. To me, she'd be a good lookin sorrel. Looks like she'd make a good ranch horse. Good luck with her!!
    Well see that's just not true. The base genetics of a horse are what colour they should be described as. It doesn't matter that the mare appears to be a chestnut, if her genes say she is palomino, then that is how she should be described. If a horse is a minimal marked Tobiano, that is how they should be described. Just because the phenotype is not exactly what you expect from the genotype does not mean you should call it anything but what it is.
        01-08-2011, 07:54 PM
    Exactly Chiilaa. One of my biggest peeves is "Silver" grulla/o. A grulla/o is NOT silver unless it also has the silver gene!
        01-09-2011, 05:31 AM
    A "Silver" Grulla is just another term for a Smoky Grulla. While I don't think it's the best terminology, & I personally prefer "Smoky", it just means that the horse is carrying a cream gene, not that the owner is claiming that the horse is carrying a silver gene.
        01-09-2011, 05:51 AM
    Let's start a revolution. Call the colour what it is. For example, if I had a black horse of unknown breeding her colour shall be known for ever more as Ee?. Then we can extend on this, and only go with genes that are being expressed, so C locus only when cream is present etc etc.

    Would make the for sale ads a whole lot more fun to read at any rate lol.

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