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    06-19-2010, 01:29 AM
Bay vs. Blood bay?

What's the difference? I'm getting a weanling this fall, and while visiting the farm where she comes from, there was general talk around the family that she could be a blood bay? I guess I've never heard that term. I assumed (incorrectly it seems) that there was only one color "bay".

Here is a picture of the new little gal. Her mama is a dun and her daddy is a buckskin. That's her mama in the background.

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    06-19-2010, 02:53 AM
A blood bay is just a shade of bay. A blood bay is a striking reddish brown, almost a bronze color. So, a blood bay is still a bay.

Blood bay:

Regular bay:

    06-19-2010, 10:43 AM
Aww, she reminds me of my boy when he was a baby! Jack started out a bright copper bay, but he apparently has a sooty gene and every year he becomes darker and is now a mahogany bay. Gotta love genetics,lol
    06-19-2010, 11:20 AM
Ohhhh! I see now! I've heard the term too, just never given it much thought before. So then would blood bay apply to Lily? (Below) Or is she just a reddish-bay?
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    06-19-2010, 11:18 PM
Now..see..I just thought bays were bays..but I guess that's just too easy. Either way..I think your mare is lovely.

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