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MysterySparrow 10-22-2011 01:18 AM

Brown or Bay
 
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I got her in the middle of summer all bleached out and faded except her black legs and ears. The breeder called her a bay and I assumed she was until her winter coat came in. I have never been around a true brown, but the light muzzle is listed as a trait so now I am wondering what color my horse is. What do you think and how can I tell?

FreeDestiny 10-22-2011 01:32 AM

Bays usually have black manes/tails,lower legs and noses. If he's changing colours frequently as time goes by, I'd definitely say brown.
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bubba13 10-22-2011 01:58 AM

Brown. She has the light red/fawn points on the muzzle, belly, and hindquarters.

MysterySparrow 10-22-2011 02:08 AM

Thanks guys! Like I said, I've never been around a brown before lol and trying to look at pics online and compare them to her to figure it out was giving me a headache because of all the variants and interpretations.

Chiilaa 10-22-2011 03:17 AM

Brown can and do have black legs and mane and tail. A bay won't get lighter on the muzzle and flank, brown will.

Poseidon 10-22-2011 04:26 PM

Very much brown.

And like Chiilaa said, there can be light browns that look very bay with their obvious black points, but are actually brown.

Cinder 10-22-2011 05:06 PM

Brown. The coloring of her muzzle definitely pegs her as one.

BlackCricket 10-22-2011 09:54 PM

just for my own curiosity--do you have pics of the parents?

NdAppy 10-22-2011 10:05 PM

Can i ask why you are wanting to see the parents Cricket?

BlackCricket 10-22-2011 10:07 PM

mainly because the youngster looks a lot like a friends brown with creme (only tested for creme, not brown)...so was curious to see if he had a creme parent or not :)


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