What color would you call this guy?

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    08-26-2011, 02:48 PM
Question What color would you call this guy?

Okay, all you color gurus . This is one of my new customer horses and I am trying to figure out what color to call him. He is a Shetland/QH cross and, before you ask, I have no idea what colors his parents are. I apologize for the blurry photos but I didn't realize until later that there was a fingerprint on my lens. I can get better ones if you need me to.

And, I don't know if it will have any bearing, but he does have what appears to be a fairly dark dorsal stripe. Whether it comes from some form of dun factor or if it's just from countershading or some other gene is anybody's guess.
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    08-26-2011, 03:28 PM
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Silver dapple would be my guess. Or Chocolate Palomino... but he's got dark hairs in his mane...
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    08-26-2011, 03:57 PM
I'd guess silver dapple as well, especially with the Shetland side. He's darn cute!
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    08-26-2011, 04:01 PM
Cool, thank you .
    08-26-2011, 04:03 PM
Third on silver dapple, especially with the shetland like MHFQ said.

Abby's new mini friend is a silver dapple. She's so tiny and adorable.
    08-26-2011, 04:23 PM
On a side note, my mom had a shetland mare as a kid (she lived unti 39!) and I got to learn on Princess Pony. She came off a track, I raced her once...against the amtrak train that runs by our property. Went the length of the lane (about 1/4 mile) she turned at the garage & I didn't. Mom picked gravel out of my thighs & butt for days. Grandpa bred her once to old Doc and she had a black filly that had dapples, she was darling. Best part that little filly only grew to 52" and could run a 19 second pole pattern, she was a screamin' machine!!!!
    08-26-2011, 04:34 PM
Its looks like a grullo too doesn't it or am I wrong I don't know much about dun colors.
    08-26-2011, 04:45 PM
Peppy, grullas look more dark gray or silvery since it's a dilution of black. This horse looks similar because it's also a dilution of black, but silver instead of dun. That dorsal stripe is countershading, not a dun marking.
    08-26-2011, 04:45 PM
Definitely going to go with Silver Dapple, looks exactly like one of the Rocky mares where I board!
    08-26-2011, 04:51 PM
Originally Posted by Poseidon    
Peppy, grullas look more dark gray or silvery since it's a dilution of black. This horse looks similar because it's also a dilution of black, but silver instead of dun. That dorsal stripe is countershading, not a dun marking.
Oh thanks I learned something new.

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