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.