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What color is my horse? Honestly?

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  • Horse color genetics plain and simple
  • Is my horse sorrel or chestnut

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    01-11-2012, 10:56 PM
  #1
Weanling
What color is my horse? Honestly?

I will post a couple pictures. I do not know what you would call her.

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Is this is a true chestnut?
I have been calling her red.

She is my 2 yr old Arabian I have recently rescued :)
She is just learning to lunge, you can pick through pics and videos to see if you want :)
     
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    01-11-2012, 10:57 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Id say she is a chestnut/sorrel with flaxen mane/tail. I'm no genetic junky so I'm not sure if the flaxen means anything haha but I would just say that :]
     
    01-11-2012, 11:02 PM
  #3
Weanling
I think I will just call her color, "cute".
     
    01-11-2012, 11:03 PM
  #4
Trained
Chestnut indeed. Arabs are nice and easy
     
    01-12-2012, 01:53 AM
  #5
Weanling
Chestnut yep. With a flaxen mane.
     
    01-12-2012, 06:17 AM
  #6
Foal
Se now I'd say sorrel mith flaxen main. Totally
     
    01-12-2012, 06:56 AM
  #7
Trained
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Originally Posted by chaseranya    
Se now I'd say sorrel mith flaxen main. Totally
Given that sorrel and chestnut are the same colour, it comes down to breed really. And Arabs are chestnut, never sorrel.
     
    01-12-2012, 06:58 AM
  #8
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Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
Given that sorrel and chestnut are the same colour, it comes down to breed really. And Arabs are chestnut, never sorrel.
If they are the same colour, how can one that is chestnut not be sorrel??

I'd say chestnut (people never seem to use the term sorrel in th UK)
     
    01-12-2012, 07:02 AM
  #9
Trained
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Originally Posted by Clava    
If they are the same colour, how can one that is chestnut not be sorrel??

I'd say chestnut (people never seem to use the term sorrel in th UK)
The closest other colours get is saying, for example, light bay and mahogany bay. They are genetically the same thing, but some people use the term sorrel. Even the use of the word is often confusing - some people seem to use it to completely replace the word chestnut, others say chestnut is brown and sorrel is red, some say sorrel has a flaxen mane and tail, others say that chestnut does.

At the end of the day, it is just a different shade within the same genetic colour. Both sorrel and chestnut are plain red horses with no dilution at all.
MN Tigerstripes and NdAppy like this.
     
    01-12-2012, 07:05 AM
  #10
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Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
The closest other colours get is saying, for example, light bay and mahogany bay. They are genetically the same thing, but some people use the term sorrel. Even the use of the word is often confusing - some people seem to use it to completely replace the word chestnut, others say chestnut is brown and sorrel is red, some say sorrel has a flaxen mane and tail, others say that chestnut does.

At the end of the day, it is just a different shade within the same genetic colour. Both sorrel and chestnut are plain red horses with no dilution at all.

Right, so that's why we just call it chestnut :) In this case a bright chestnut.
     

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