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post #21 of 48 Old 02-15-2013, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Sooty makes usually the mane and tail, and sometimes body (working from the extremities inward) to look dirty, or like they've been covered in sooty.

Here's a palomino with sooty: http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k.../treasure2.jpg
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Ohhh I see it... that would definitely explain why her tail and mane look the way they do!

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post #22 of 48 Old 02-15-2013, 08:55 PM
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Makes me wonder if she's got fjord in her, or if it's the sooty doing that.
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That is cool. What causes that is the whiter guard hairs on the outsides of her mane. It is probably caused by the sabino roaning. Where I'm from, that would be called a frosted mane or you could say she had frosting.

Most commonly on regular colored horses, it's seen on duns, but it's also seen on some buckskins...particularly buttermilk buckskins.
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post #24 of 48 Old 02-15-2013, 09:04 PM
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My guess strawberry roan sabino
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post #25 of 48 Old 02-15-2013, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum View Post
Makes me wonder if she's got fjord in her, or if it's the sooty doing that.
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That's sabino and sooty. The manes on Fjords is caused by their "version" of dun that's specific to Fjords. Non-dun Fjords (which do exist) have solid manes and tails. The OP's mare isn't a dun.
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post #26 of 48 Old 02-15-2013, 11:18 PM
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I wonder if she could be dominant white instead of sabino. It just has that look to me which makes me wonder.

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I was waiting for you to say that.
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post #28 of 48 Old 02-15-2013, 11:35 PM
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No clue as to color but that is one really beautiful pony!

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Hmmmm my two bets would be either a strawberry-ish sabiano (not sure if thats even possible) or a flaxen sabiano.

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post #30 of 48 Old 02-15-2013, 11:55 PM
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Wow she is purity.
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