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What color would you consider Chex?

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    03-30-2011, 11:44 PM
What color would you consider Chex?

I've always wondered what color exactly Chex is. When I got him as a yearling he was a pretty pale palomino. Over the years he has changed from a very metallic golden palomino with silver hair in his mane and tail, to a very dark chocolate palomino with dapples and black zebra/dun marks up his leg with sliver mane and tail. His mom was a burnt orange palomino with a silver mane and tail and his dad was red dun. I'm just stumped with his color. The vets called him a palomino dun, dunalino, and I've been told he's a smutty palomino..
I'm trying to figure out how to put a picture link on here ...
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    03-31-2011, 12:29 AM
To link a picture, but the URL with [img] in front and [/img] at the end. I tried to look in your barn, but that picture wasn't helpful much.
    03-31-2011, 06:04 AM
Does he have a dorsal stripe?
    03-31-2011, 01:22 PM
Here's one picture of him in the fall.
Sometimes it looks like he has a dorsal stripe, but I don't think its a permanent one. I'll try to get pictures of everytime he changes color.
    03-31-2011, 01:23 PM
Does the dorsal stripe look like it was drawn on with a thick marker? Or just kind of fading out on the sides?
    03-31-2011, 01:25 PM
I peeked at a color calculator and I'd say he is either a sooty palomino or a Dunalino.
    03-31-2011, 01:28 PM
Right now, I say sooty palomino, because I can't see any zebra barring, but there's also shadows on his legs and they're dark anyway. If his dorsal stripe doesn't look like it was drawn on with a thick marker, he's a sooty palomino.
    03-31-2011, 01:29 PM
Depending on how dark his coat is, his dorsal stripe gets darker and thicker. He always seem to have one but its pretty light.
    03-31-2011, 04:13 PM
Here's some more pictures of him.

    03-31-2011, 05:09 PM
I would definitely call him a sooty palomino. His dorsal stripe isn't prominent enough for him to be consider a dunalino, it is likely just countershading due to his sooty coloring. I also believe that the 'leg barring' is just heavy dappling. He's gorgeous.

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