Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: in Earthquakeville
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They aren't pretty much the same thing. (That would indicate there are differences).
They are EXACTLY the same. For some reason, someone decided sorrel sounded good? i don't know. Genetically, they are the same. The majority of the world recognizes the color as chestnut. Half the registries in the world only include the term chestnut (including TB and Arabian). But someone, somewhere, likes the word sorrel I guess. Some say that sorrel means they have a flaxen mane and tail, but many arabians have flaxen manes and tails, and they aren't "sorrel".. they are flaxen chestnuts. As we get more and more information on genetics, it would be nice if breed registries kept up (like the UK Welsh.. calling buckskins.. dun. There is no dun gene, so they aren't dun.. it's the term they call buckskins. calling palominos "creams", etc.).. It just confuses people.