The Horse Forum

The Horse Forum (
-   Horse Colors and Genetics (/horse-colors-genetics/)
-   -   what colour is shadow? (

7rayray7 11-27-2011 06:22 AM

what colour is shadow?
2 Attachment(s)
Hi! About 8 months ago I bought a 'black' shetland pony which has turned out to be definitely not black, but I'm left being unsure as to what colour she actually is. It wasn't until I took these pictures today that I'm starting to wonder if she's a dark chestnut. any advice would be muchly appreciated :)

These are some pictures i took today


goneriding 11-27-2011 06:49 AM

Looks like a liver chestnut.

Derry girl 11-27-2011 07:16 AM

My bfs father must have the twin of your pony.. its uncanny how alike they are lol he was this exact colour in the summer months (the sun lightens their coat) and then when the winter set in he turned jet black again.. i had a liver chestnut horse once, your pony wouldnt have quite as much ginger/auburn colour but hes not far of... hes just unique :wink:

RedTree 11-27-2011 07:35 AM

Isn't that a badass brown??

palominolover 11-27-2011 10:03 AM

Liver chestnut =)

NdAppy 11-27-2011 10:24 AM

Not liver chestnut. Looks like an extremely sunfaded black.

TexasBlaze 11-27-2011 11:02 AM

I think sunfaded black as well.

Cinnys Whinny 11-27-2011 11:11 AM

Being an owner of a fading black, I'd say.... it's a fading black. Cinny gets even LIGHTER than that in the summer, but he's def a black. I'm sure your poneh is too.

There are supplements you can give them to keep from fading, they can be a little pricey. The main ingredient that keeps them from fading is I feed Cin about a teaspoon a day. If you show this can give you a false positive on some drug tests though.... In Cin's case, it seems to really work well.

crimson88 11-27-2011 12:24 PM

She is black, just sunfaded.

HarleyWood 11-27-2011 02:07 PM

she still could be black my Gelding which is a black and white paint will brown out durning the summer he just went back to black and looks like himself again.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome