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post #1 of 4 Old 09-07-2011, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Question What type of chestnut is this?

Joined the forum to try and find out what type of chestnut my gelding is.

He is a tovero so only have patches of chestnut but in them I have noticed -
  1. smudges of light and dark
  2. dapples
  3. darkness down front leg
  4. mix of coloured hair, almost creates a brindle look
  5. one patch is fairly normal chestnut but the next patch is completely different shade etc
Also his forelock is a mix of about 3 or 4 different shades

His dam was a bright bay tovero (with black dorsal stripe) and his sire was a chestnut tobiano (i believe)

Here are a few photos to show what I mean

Notice the uneven neck colouration, blotchy looking


Check out the dark patch on his front leg and the dappling/shading on his patches (none of them are caused by lighting shadows etc)


Most chestnuts I have seen are a pretty uniform shade all over, even with some dappling, but Chico really isnt!

Any ideas

Any ideas?
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-09-2011, 03:31 PM
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He's just a chestnut. Nothing special, sorry. There's a QH gelding at my barn that's similarly colored, with the sort of splotchiness.

Dapples are the sign of a healthy horse, though.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-09-2011, 03:39 PM
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A very very very handsome one! I am obsessed with paints yet I have a forever changing color bay.

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post #4 of 4 Old 09-09-2011, 03:49 PM
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Agree with Po, he's a pretty typical chestnut color, though a gorgeous horse. He may or may not have a bit of sooty/smutty working there, but still just a chestnut.

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