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        06-03-2013, 10:28 AM
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    Weanling
    Forget the red dun, look at the lovely smoky buckskin behind him! :)
         
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        06-03-2013, 01:05 PM
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    Yearling
    He's a beauty too :) good trail horse and very patient. Up until about maybe 4 or 5 years ago, he was a stud who was locked in his stall for go knows how long. He came to the barn underweight and with severe contracted heels.
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        06-03-2013, 05:33 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    I am not sure if he is dun to be honest. Yes, he has a lot of "dun factor" type markings, but they can be mimicked by countershading/sooty and can be quite defined. The main thing that is throwing me off is his tail. Compare this one to his:




    In the red dun posted first, you can see the way the dorsal stripe continues into the tail, it is very clearly still there further down the tail. If you compare that to the horse posted by the OP, his dorsal stops at the tail head, and does not appear at all in the tail.

    With that in mind, I would not comfortably say this horse is dun at all, and would say he is chestnut until proven otherwise by a DNA test. Not saying he cannot possibly be dun, just that it does not add up to dun for me.
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        06-03-2013, 08:18 PM
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    I am not sure if he is dun to be honest. Yes, he has a lot of "dun factor" type markings, but they can be mimicked by countershading/sooty and can be quite defined. The main thing that is throwing me off is his tail. Compare this one to his:




    In the red dun posted first, you can see the way the dorsal stripe continues into the tail, it is very clearly still there further down the tail. If you compare that to the horse posted by the OP, his dorsal stops at the tail head, and does not appear at all in the tail.

    With that in mind, I would not comfortably say this horse is dun at all, and would say he is chestnut until proven otherwise by a DNA test. Not saying he cannot possibly be dun, just that it does not add up to dun for me.
    Your saying the leg and shoulder bars are sooty? Perhaps the tail is so dark you can't see the dorsal well. Also this horse appears to have guard hairs though they are orange instead of whitish. JP's dorsal doesn't go down his tail granted he is still young.

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        06-03-2013, 09:32 PM
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    So is the horse a result of when you cross a dun and a liver chestnut? Still red but deeper shade of it?
         

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