What is his color?

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What is his color?

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        03-09-2011, 10:51 PM
    Green Broke
    What is his color?

    Dont know paint terms too well...what color would you say he is? His ad said he is a Chestnut Overo....what would you say? Thanks!!

    I was thinking minimal white Paint? LOL I have no idea!! Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks
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        03-09-2011, 11:03 PM
    Yeah, APHA would classify that under the generic term "overo." I don't think I'd even call him minimal, since he's pretty loudly marked. Sorrel base color (chestnut is basically the same thing; just a matter of semantics). I'd guess him genetically at frame/sabino, but those individual pattern genes aren't my area of expertise.
        03-09-2011, 11:08 PM
    Green Broke
    The only reason I was thinking minimal is just because as far as markings over his body...he really doesnt have a whole lot(IMO) compared to other Overo's that I've seen....but like I said, not familiar with Paint markings what so ever!!

    Thanks for the post!!
        03-09-2011, 11:49 PM
    The APHA woukd just call him a sorrel overo. But he definitely has frame. I'm not the best with sabino, but he might have it based on his leg markings.
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        03-10-2011, 12:14 AM
    Not minimal in the least. But yes, is a sorrel/chestnut overo.
        03-10-2011, 12:20 AM
    Green Broke
    Thats what it said on his ad....thanks!!! Just double checking!!
        03-10-2011, 12:57 AM
    Looks like a sorrel overo paint to me. :) Very pretty boy
        03-12-2011, 04:00 PM
    Congrats! He is so pretty. Sorry that I do not know alot about colors.
        03-21-2011, 01:52 AM
    Sorrel overo
        03-21-2011, 11:25 AM
    He is gorgeous! (And I concur with sorrel overo)

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