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    04-12-2012, 04:08 PM
  #11
Foal
I was just going to say I highly doubt she's a mustang. I may not know her breed, but she's certainly not (related to) the mustang. Although it would be cool if she had a rare colour .

@DraftyAiresMum: so that's the difference between dark bay and brown? According to Wikipedia it's just the same colour . But Wikipedia isn't always right of course.

Thanks for all your responses btw.
     
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    04-12-2012, 04:10 PM
  #12
Started
Okay. I'm just saying its possible. Besides, all the North American horses came from somewhere else in the world... Kigers specifically came from Spain. And there have, throughout history, been colours seen in north american horses, seen on horses in Europe.
     
    04-12-2012, 05:14 PM
  #13
Trained
She is brown for sure IMO.

Bay, brown, and wild bay are all variations of the agouti gene. Agouti restricts black. Bay, brown and wild bay all restrict black in different ways.

Browns are tan (or mealy) through the soft points that would not "sunfade" before the rest of the horse (near the stifle and elbow, along the buttocks, around the muzzle and eyes, etc.)
     
    04-12-2012, 05:29 PM
  #14
Weanling
Looks like a dark bay to me....
     
    04-12-2012, 05:30 PM
  #15
Trained
Definitely brown.
     
    04-12-2012, 05:33 PM
  #16
Foal
Dark bay: 4
Brown: 3
Lobo dun: 1

So more people who say dark bay, but the ones who say brown seem to be more certain . It's just so much easier in Dutch
     
    04-12-2012, 05:35 PM
  #17
Trained
Brown is a "newer" term and it would appear that the majority of horse owners do not want to say they own a boring brown horse. To the average horse owner that has not researched horse color genetics would assume the horse to be a dark bay, but for the reasons that ND pointed out, it is definitely a brown horse.
     
    04-12-2012, 05:39 PM
  #18
Foal
Okay, thanks! Then I have checked the right box .
I'm going to go offline now, otherwise I could be here all night and I still have to study (it's almost midnight here)
     
    04-12-2012, 05:44 PM
  #19
Trained
I like the term brown over bay. This horse looks like a brown.
Bay is far more common, or maybe not any longer! LOL!
Going to start a "Show your bay/brown horse!" I wanna compare apples to dark apples!
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    04-13-2012, 02:26 PM
  #20
Started
Yea I'm going to switch my decision to brown.
     

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