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What really is a 'Chocolate Palomino'?

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  • Chocolate palomino OR SORREL
  • Rocky mountain chocolate palomino

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    05-15-2012, 03:57 PM
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Weanling
What really is a 'Chocolate Palomino'?

What truly is and isn't a chocolate palomino, or is it just a name for something else, like silver bay, or sooty on palomino or something?
     
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    05-15-2012, 04:04 PM
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Green Broke
ANSWER: A mountain horse that is REALLY a palomino, but nobody wants to be the first one to point this out. ROFL
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    05-15-2012, 04:22 PM
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Weanling
Ha ha :)
     
    05-15-2012, 04:28 PM
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Yearling
Huh?? Corporal??
     
    05-15-2012, 04:34 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Sorry, you don't know, but the colors for Mountain Horse breeders are every shade of "Chocolate" imaginable.
If it matches "chestnut" for a TB, it's some shade of chocolate for a MH.
If it matches "bay" for a QH, it's some shade of chocolate for a MH.
If it looks "grey" to YOU, it's some shade of chocolate for a MH.
It's kind of an "IN" joke for Mountain Horse owners.
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    05-15-2012, 04:39 PM
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Showing
I've always known a chocolate palomino to describe a really sooty palomino. So sooty that they truly are the color of chocolate but retain their flaxen mane and tail.

A true chocolate palomino is a red based horse that carries one cream gene and whatever gene causes the heavy sooty color



There are others, like the Rocky mountain horse that Corporal mentioned and several other breeds, that exhibit a gene called "silver", which acts on a black based horse and turns the body chocolate colored and the mane/tail a very silvery-white.
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    05-15-2012, 06:55 PM
  #7
Trained
Chocolate palominos are just dark palominos that look more brown than golden. Some are sooty, some are just dark like a liver chestnut versus a bright copper chestnut.
     
    05-17-2012, 01:02 PM
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Foal
Okay, what color is this horse?? No idea on her breed, she is a rescue at a facility nearby.
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    05-17-2012, 01:03 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I am going to go with chestnut. Neither pic is really good for guessing colour though.
     
    05-17-2012, 01:05 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Love the shade of chestnut .. whatever it is...
     

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