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    03-26-2012, 05:31 AM
Green Broke
Question What colour would you call this horse?

I don't know anthing about this horse, he is from work and a friend and I were discussing what colour he is. She said he is supposed to be chestnut.

He almost looks dark brown but he has very light colouring almost like a real orange chestnut around his coronets, eyes (eyelashes), inside his ears and around the star on his face. His coat mostly looks like an odd brown/purple colour. Also his mane and tail are black.

My friend was thinking a wierd brown or black but I was thinking liver chestnut. She didn't think so because his mane and tail are black and the one other liver chestnut on the property is a bit lighter (I haven't seen her up close though so I can't really say). I also have never seen a liver chestnut in person before.

I'm afraid the photos were taken on my phone so not the best quality and he kept trying to follow me so his colour doesn't stand out as much as what it would in person.

What colour do you think he is?
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    03-26-2012, 06:19 AM
I agree with liver chestnut.
    03-26-2012, 06:25 AM
He's liver chestnut. The lighter pasterns/coronets are the dead giveaway. To the point where I would put money on him being chestnut if you did a genetic colour test (which is only about $25 for red factor if I recall correctly?)

This horse is also liver chesnut:

AND, it's a lot darker than yours! There's a photo on the interwebs somewhere of a horse you would swear was black but that's definitely liver chestnut because of his lighter coronets/pasterns - THAT is the giveaway, the points on a chestnut are nearly always lighter than their main coat whereas the points on a bay, black or brown are always dark, the same as the main coat in the case of a black or darker in the case of a bay or brown.

    03-26-2012, 06:46 AM
Green Broke
Thanks I thought so, his colour is gorgeous when he isn't dirty.
    03-26-2012, 06:59 AM
Yeah I love a nice liver chestnut. Any shade of chestnut really, but liver is the prettiest IMO.

Alsooo, have I ever mentioned I want Apache? I love his markings :P
    03-26-2012, 07:18 AM
Green Broke
I agree but Apache is all mine ... you could have until he gets better if you want lol. He's lame at the moment the stinker just as I went to ride him this arvo.
    03-26-2012, 07:35 AM
Bahaha he'd do me no good lame!

I wonder what genetics are behind his face marking? Wouldn't it be cool to try and find out!
    03-26-2012, 07:44 AM
Green Broke
It would though I would have no idea where to start.
    03-26-2012, 07:54 AM
Do you want to know what I'm seeing might be there in his genetics? I could be wrong, I'm no expert!
    03-26-2012, 03:31 PM
Green Broke
Sure why not :)

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