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    08-29-2011, 06:04 PM
Sadly I have no details on his Dam
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    08-30-2011, 10:27 AM
He cannot be dun as his sire is not dun either (sire is Connemara, dun DOES NOT EXIST in connemara ponies) and his dam, being a TB, will not have it either. I have seen cream TB's and roan TB's, even frame overo TB's, but NEVER a dun TB.

Buzzby is DEFINITELY roan - you can tell by the white and silver hairs on his body, that completely leave his head and legs alone. Dun has no white or silver hairs, it is just a lighter coat on the body than head and legs.

The above horse is the closest thing I can find on google to Buzzby. It is a sooty buckskin roan, although I'm not sure what's going on with those dark patches (which obviously Buzzy does not have)

The above horse is grulla/grullo. THERE IS NO SIMILARITY with the OP's horse. AT ALL. Not to mention, there is NO POSSIBILITY of dun, as it is not accepted in Connemaras and as far as I know, non-existent in Thoroughbreds.
    08-30-2011, 10:48 AM
For some reason sadly I cannot see the first picture.
    08-30-2011, 10:53 AM
Yeah it's from a really strange website. Have to upload it to my photobucket, then :)

    08-30-2011, 11:11 AM
BEP the dark patches are sooty. What is the website you found this one on?
    08-30-2011, 11:13 AM
I figured they probably were but I don't know enough about sooty to be sure enough to share that opinion.

The site is an Australian site called vichorse.com :) the image itself was found through google, because I don't use vichorse.
    08-30-2011, 11:24 AM
Buckskins roans (possibly brownskin roans) -

His Steadfast Heart - AQHA Stallion - Griffith Quarter Horses

    08-30-2011, 02:12 PM
Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
*blush* I am not amazing at colours, I just love to learn about them, but thanks
Yea when I have a color question I pray you find my thread. I also compare my thought on your answer what I ;love about you is the way you give the reasoning's why you find the horse to be the color you see.
    08-30-2011, 02:16 PM
Originally Posted by Buzzby    
I'm not saying Chiillaa is wrong, in fact that has got to be the closest description of his colour i've ever come across, But being the UK we are somewhat behind with our colours and if I told someone who asked what colour he is 'brown based buckskin roan' I would either be laughed at or told there was no such colour, To answer Chiillaa's question no he doesn't have a dorsel stripe which is why I have always questioned his Dunness and I also thought that Connemara's could not be Dun as they are not recognised n the breed standard? Could he possibly be Gruallo? (sp)
Looks like my Dusty he has always been labeled a dun because he has a dorsal stripe and some bar markings on his leg but he changes color from a light buckskin to a sooty one kinda like people with hazel eyes but he doenst have any roaning going on.
    09-01-2011, 08:01 AM
LoveMyPerlinoQH Could you post a picture of Dusty for me please, its just I have rarely seen anything that looks like Buzz :)

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