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post #1 of 12 Old 08-18-2011, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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What color is the Mustang?

He is my mom's horse, we adopted him from the BLM. I think he is a buckskin or a Dun with roan of some type, maybe rabacino because of the butt spots? But maybe that's just sooty? He has no other LP indicators. I am having a hard time getting these off my phone, i apologize if they are too big or too small.
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-18-2011, 12:52 AM
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Roan for sure, can't tell if he is a buckskin or dunskin from these. The dark spots are call "corn spots" or "corn marks." Basically he had an injury to the skin (such as a bite mark) and the hair grows back without the white roan hairs mixed in.
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post #3 of 12 Old 08-18-2011, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Dunskin + roan would be crazy. It would be hard to breed that intentionally, much less pull it off the range where most of the horses are bay. Thank you ND appy!
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He's a roan. Hard to tell if bay or buckskin, Imo he's a buckskin roan!
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post #5 of 12 Old 08-18-2011, 12:26 PM
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what range did he come from? sometimes you can figure out what color they are that way too based off the color genetics of the herd. just a thought. haha :)

btw - where are you? looks like northern nv to me. i live near the palomino valley blm facility so i see the horses every day. i love it!
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what range did he come from? sometimes you can figure out what color they are that way too based off the color genetics of the herd. just a thought. haha :)

btw - where are you? looks like northern nv to me. i live near the palomino valley blm facility so i see the horses every day. i love it!
Hey neighbor! I am about an hour outside of Palomino valley, in Dayton. I know she got him at the local BLM auction... I don't know if he is local though. Around here there are two large herds of mostly bays, and a couple paints. I have seen a couple Appaloosas here and there, but never a dilute (running in a herd).:
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Looks like a dun roan. the horse has mane frosting and a dorsal stripe.

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post #8 of 12 Old 08-18-2011, 01:39 PM
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Hey neighbor! I am about an hour outside of Palomino valley, in Dayton. I know she got him at the local BLM auction... I don't know if he is local though. Around here there are two large herds of mostly bays, and a couple paints. I have seen a couple Appaloosas here and there, but never a dilute (running in a herd).:
well the blm would have his herd information - what herd/location he came from and typically if you talk to any of the wranglers or managers they know a lot about the different traits of each herd. it's quite helpful if you're wondering about a specific horse, etc. perhaps you could ask?

he is cute though! my roommate has two mustangs that she adopted from the BLM facility here. one is a tank of a mare - maybe 14.3hh and almost as wide (haha). she looks very spanish in build and movement (grulla as well) which seems to be a trait of her herd. the other is a paint gelding who is maybe 15hh and he has a lot of tb look/movement to him but with some appy type influence (short/sparse mane and tail). also indicative of the herd he came from.
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I have a question, it may be dumb, but I am gonna ask it anyway. What is would make this color a roan vs. dun or buckskin. I know that roan has several variations but what makes it a roan?

I do love this boys coloring though, I am a sucker for the dorsal strip. The mare I rode in college had one, and tiger stripping on her legs.

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Roan is just where that have white hairs mixed in with the base color of their coat. I am pretty sure he is buckskin or dun (dun has the dorsal stripe and leg barring). He seems to have a slight dorsal that goes partway up his but, it fades and disappears far before his mane though. I also don't see leg barring. I just think he has crazy coloring for a mustang. He has a big old head, and the smoothest trot I have ever sat.
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