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post #1 of 10 Old 12-30-2008, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Colour question, my old horse


The answer might simply be "brown" which is what I was told when I got him.

Anyway I'm at my parent's for Christmas now and scanned in a few old photos so I could keep them with me. The horse in question is Baldur, he was my horse from around 1996 when I got him, until I sold him in around 2002 when I knew I'd be moving to another country.

I've not been able to keep a horse since then and I really miss it and him, but yeah, stuff happens. Atleast I'm riding again now.

Anyway photos!

Here's he (and a younger me, I'm 28 now) in his starting to shed out the winter coat, coat.

Early summer

Still shedding out the coat, you can see he's a lot paler inside the ears.

Full body in the summer, don't crit the riding, this was over 10 years ago.

It's not visible in any of these photos but he had a stripe along his back. It didn't really stand out because the contrast wasn't big between the stripe and his general coat colour but it was there.

So yeah, I am rather curious about his possible colour genetics, is he just plain brown and if so where does the stripe, ear colour and darker legs and mane and tail come from?
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-30-2008, 04:28 PM
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i'd say he was a dark bay..but the fact that hes got a dorsal stripe..idk haha!

cute pony!

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post #3 of 10 Old 12-30-2008, 04:55 PM
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I would say that he is a brown...
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post #4 of 10 Old 12-30-2008, 07:53 PM
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He looks brown to me.

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post #5 of 10 Old 12-30-2008, 08:13 PM
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I would say he is a bay, His points (Ears, legs, mane & tail) are black, body brown - that is bay.
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post #6 of 10 Old 12-30-2008, 08:15 PM
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He looks like a dark bay to me with heavy smutty gene - which would produce the stripe or "countershading" down his back.
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post #7 of 10 Old 12-30-2008, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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I didn't know about the smutty gene, I just went and read up on that and it's really interesting, wow so much about horse colour genetics I didn't know. Thanks! :)
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post #8 of 10 Old 12-31-2008, 12:21 AM
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looks dark bay, my dark bay also has the darker red/brown dorsal stripe

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post #9 of 10 Old 12-31-2008, 05:47 AM
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I agree, dark bay. Very pretty.
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post #10 of 10 Old 12-31-2008, 08:32 AM
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a def. dark bay
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