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post #1 of 10 Old 01-09-2010, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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What is cremello?

I'm looking at a registered APHA gelding, 14.3hh, 7 yo. He seems relatively decent. Very broke. I'm looking for a trail horse and also small horse large pony for my son.

At any rate, this guy is cremello. So what is it? A very pale palomino? He seems to be a subtle cream color but I can see a distinct blaze.

Here are some pics.... (excuse the flies. Not my pics.)
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-09-2010, 08:06 PM
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I think creamello is basically a colour of horse with pink skin and white hair, often with blue eyes... LOL I think its actually alot more complicated then that but that roughly what creamello is.

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-09-2010, 08:19 PM
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Yes, its what equin_fanatic99 says. Cremello is a very light cream color of the horse, it has white mane and tail just like a palomino would, they have blue eyes and pink skin!
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-09-2010, 08:27 PM
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Better get a lot of sun block for that boy : ) He sure is beautiful.
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-09-2010, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Do they have more care concerns then? IE: sunburn? Sensitive skin? I'm not terribly concerned, just always figured more information I can get the better!!
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-10-2010, 12:29 AM
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if you take your regular chestnut and give it a cream gene, you'd get a palomino. if you gave it two cream genes you'd get a cremello. So it's kind of like an extra diluted palomino. FYI- If you had bay and gave it a cream gene you'd get a buckskin. If you gave it two you'd get a perlino. It's a bit more complicated then that', but that's the general idea.
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-10-2010, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Cool thank you upnover!
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-10-2010, 11:45 AM
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I have heard that horses with pink or light colored skin are prone to melanoma (?) and sunburn.
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-10-2010, 11:52 AM
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Sun block is a must! Any horse with pink skin gets sunburn much more easy. He is a pretty boy though!!

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post #10 of 10 Old 01-10-2010, 04:36 PM
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I've also heard but dont have proof that light colored horses suffer from fly's bothering them more. When I heard that it explained to me why Toby is always covered in flies while my other horses are not. And looking at this Cremello's picture, I was not surprised to see him covered in flies too. :(

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