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post #1 of 30 Old 08-12-2014, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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What color would our mule be called?

I had someone ask what color our mule is. I'm not sure what you would call it. A dun Grulla? Dun buckskin?


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post #2 of 30 Old 08-12-2014, 11:53 AM
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Look at that leg barring, too cool! Just to look at him/her right in this moment I'd say a buckskin dun but that can change when it sheds its foal coat.
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Don't know about colour (I should think JCnGrace knows) but that is just the best little mule!! What are your plans for him?
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I'm absolutely in love!!
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post #5 of 30 Old 08-12-2014, 01:46 PM
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What color are the parents?
It's hard to say until the baby sheds a time or two as foal sheds can range from obvious to extremely deceiving. I would say there's little doubt that he's carrying dun, but as to his base color (either black or black+agouti) that will determine whether he is just a bay dun or a grulla
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I had someone ask what color our mule is. I'm not sure what you would call it. A dun Grulla? Dun buckskin?
I call that color 'adorable'.

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Thanks for the compliments. We have no info on the father but his mother is a bay dun. I'm not sure when I took that pic but I'll try to get a current one. He's starting to get the olive color of a Grulla.
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Foal sheds are very dark, I would guess buckskin, but due to the lighting could maybe see grulla too.
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Going based on nothing but science here... I think this colour is the rare and much desired "cute".
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I've had many say that his stripes come from a zebra but there wasn't any zebras there.
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