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crimson88 02-28-2012 11:07 AM

Is this horse grey?
 
This mare was for sale in a craiglist ad. She's a registered saddlebred. The seller doesn't specify her color, and I have NO idea as to what color she is. Is she grey or what? I'd love to know.

http://images.craigslist.org/5La5Mf5...145dcc12a5.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/5Hb5Mc5...eb5b431c29.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/5G25H75...3d8cb9102e.jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/5N35F65...bf2bce1970.jpg

tempest 02-28-2012 11:08 AM

That certainly is unusual. I'm really curious now.

Ink 02-28-2012 11:19 AM

That certainly is interesting. My first thought was OMG that horse is giraffe colored! But it looks close to a pattern that's seen with traditionally with dapple grays, it's just that this horse has a chestnut base as opposed to a black one.

http://www.thehorseguide.com/images/DappleGrey.jpg

I'm interested to hear what others think though. It's definitely a horse of a different color :lol:

NdAppy 02-28-2012 12:11 PM

There is a discussion on this horses already that can be found here - http://www.horseforum.com/horse-colo.../color-114396/

Corporal 02-28-2012 12:29 PM

If there is a registered Appalousa, then THAT is the color. I think he's a red roan, myself.

SunnyDraco 02-28-2012 07:00 PM

FYI the Craigslist ad states that the horse is a papered saddlebred.

In the picture of the black based grey that Ink shared, the white areas are the circle parts of the dapple pattern with the dark body hairs making a lace pattern. The chestnut has what appears to be a white lace pattern over the entire body. What interests me the most is how the face is colored. That isn't a normal coloring, especially when you look at what happens up by the forelock. Compare that to a giraffe, I don't think this is a roan or a grey. IMO

lilkitty90 02-29-2012 08:07 AM

i still think the horse is regular chesnut with lacing and some kind of pinto gene to create the bald face.

crimson88 02-29-2012 11:34 AM

Could it be from fungus? I know a lot of lacing is caused from fungus.


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