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post #11 of 23 Old 03-27-2012, 11:31 PM
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I will agree with NDAppy. I am still partially unclear on the line between brownskin and buckskin, but I think the deciding factor is that she's colored like a brown horse (with the lighter patches behind her elbows, on her flanks, and on her thighs), plus, she's just darker than your typical sooty buckskin. She is certainly stunning, either way.

As for the stud, no doubt at all about the bay roan. Some roan horses get those very defined stripes on their ribcage. I'm not sure what causes it.
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Thanks for your input! It's nice to be able to put a name to that colour which is more precise than "sort of brownish, with dapples, and a bit goldeny", which is what I've managed so far.
The sooty brownskin/buckskin is Luna, and the bay roan is Canelo.
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post #13 of 23 Old 03-28-2012, 10:29 AM
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I think the first one is one of those that will only be determined one way or the other by a genetic test. However, I tend to lean towards a brownskin because I would expect a blacker muzzle for a true buckskin where in this picture the tip of the muzzle is more off like you can see in browns.

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post #14 of 23 Old 03-28-2012, 12:43 PM
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Dun and buckskin are two very different colors, I agree w/ the first poster, sooty buckskin and bay roan.
Ah right, ok. Never been sure about those two lol XD I've never really used the term buckskin... probably because I don't know any haha!
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post #15 of 23 Old 03-30-2012, 08:15 AM
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Is a bay roan the same as what they call a strawberry roan? I had a Welsh/QH cross when I was a kid that was that color, and we were told he was a strawberry roan.

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No they are not the same. Bay roan is bay with the roan gene. Strawberry/red roan is chestnut/sorrel with the roan gene.
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post #17 of 23 Old 03-30-2012, 05:45 PM
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NDappy, I guess that horse I had was a Bay roan then.
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post #18 of 23 Old 03-30-2012, 06:11 PM
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If we just called the first one Agouti-skin, that would solve it.
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post #19 of 23 Old 03-31-2012, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone know what I'd call smoky buck/brownskin in Spanish? So far, the best we've come up with is "zaino hosco rodado" but even then there's a certain amount of disagreement, if only because the Chileans have a different understanding from the Argentinians who have a different understanding from the Bolivians...

Actually my favourite bit about Luna (that's the first one) is that on her off fore she's got five little fingermark spots right along her coronet band. You can just see them in the photo below. If I'd noticed them before naming her on the way home, she'd be called Five...
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Do you have a name for the colour brown when applied to a horse? I would use "brown buckskin" rather than "brownskin" for this case.

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