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post #1 of 14 Old 05-22-2012, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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What's his color?

What's his color, in your opinion?
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post #2 of 14 Old 05-22-2012, 07:28 PM
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Chestnut with frame and splash.
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I love these threads! I have started to test myself with chiilaa's answers to see if I'm learning! Wooo!
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post #4 of 14 Old 05-22-2012, 08:04 PM
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Just curious why you are asking this again with the same pictures as the last time... his color type has not changed nor will it change. The answers are the same.

What color is my horse?
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post #5 of 14 Old 05-22-2012, 08:23 PM
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Question: What's his color?

Answer: Gorgeous.
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I lost the thread, it's daayyysss old, and forgot what everyone said.
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post #7 of 14 Old 05-22-2012, 11:26 PM
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He's chestnut frame for sure and gorgeous!!

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post #8 of 14 Old 05-23-2012, 12:02 AM
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Chestnut Overo.
Looks like frame Overo to me but the only way to know 100% is Test.

The info below I copied & pasted from Wikipedia so you could further understand why Im saying the horse is Frame

There are at least three genetically different spotting patterns which fall under the "overo" classification: frame overo, sabino overo, and splash or splashed white overo.To complicate matters further, some of the spotting gene patterns can be combined to produce a horse with multiple color traits, such as the tovero

The frame overo pattern is the most common of the three types of overo patterns recognized in the American Paint Horse breed A frame overo horse appears to be any solid base color (bay, black, chestnut, etc.) with white irregular patches added, usually with a horizontal orientation. Markings are often of jagged shape rather than rounded, the white rarely crosses the back, the lower legs tend to be dark, and the tail is one color, usually dark. The head is often white or bald-faced, and blue eyes are not uncommon. The frame overo pattern usually behaves like a dominant gene, in that when frame overo horses are crossed on nonspotted horses, about half of the foals come out spotted.There are records of frame overos being produced by two nonspotted parents. There is a theory, however, that these "solid" horses simply may be horses with very minimal expression of overo genetics.

Frame overos have sharply defined, irregular, horizontally oriented white patches. As here, they are often bald-faced and white patches seldom cross the topline, creating a "frame" of non-white coat.

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Above are Some examples of Frame Overo Horses
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post #10 of 14 Old 05-23-2012, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by SplashedOvero View Post
Chestnut Overo.
Looks like frame Overo to me but the only way to know 100% is Test.
There is no reason to test this horse. He is the definition of frame - a white pattern causing the color to literally frame the horse.

As said in the other thread, splash also because frame does not put white on the legs.

OP, if someone asked his color, I would honestly just call him a sorrel overo. That would be the most accepted answer without getting a "...wut" look. The majority of horse owners do not know the individual white pattern genes, but can distinguish a tobiano from an overo.
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