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TexanFreedom 05-15-2012 03:57 PM

What really is a 'Chocolate Palomino'?
 
What truly is and isn't a chocolate palomino, or is it just a name for something else, like silver bay, or sooty on palomino or something?

Corporal 05-15-2012 04:04 PM

ANSWER: A mountain horse that is REALLY a palomino, but nobody wants to be the first one to point this out. ROFL

TexanFreedom 05-15-2012 04:22 PM

ha ha :)

Spirit Lifter 05-15-2012 04:28 PM

Huh?? Corporal??

Corporal 05-15-2012 04:34 PM

Sorry, you don't know, but the colors for Mountain Horse breeders are every shade of "Chocolate" imaginable.
If it matches "chestnut" for a TB, it's some shade of chocolate for a MH.
If it matches "bay" for a QH, it's some shade of chocolate for a MH.
If it looks "grey" to YOU, it's some shade of chocolate for a MH.
It's kind of an "IN" joke for Mountain Horse owners.

smrobs 05-15-2012 04:39 PM

I've always known a chocolate palomino to describe a really sooty palomino. So sooty that they truly are the color of chocolate but retain their flaxen mane and tail.

A true chocolate palomino is a red based horse that carries one cream gene and whatever gene causes the heavy sooty color

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/6474/fireonbug.jpg

There are others, like the Rocky mountain horse that Corporal mentioned and several other breeds, that exhibit a gene called "silver", which acts on a black based horse and turns the body chocolate colored and the mane/tail a very silvery-white.

Poseidon 05-15-2012 06:55 PM

Chocolate palominos are just dark palominos that look more brown than golden. Some are sooty, some are just dark like a liver chestnut versus a bright copper chestnut.

ohfroggit 05-17-2012 01:02 PM

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Okay, what color is this horse?? No idea on her breed, she is a rescue at a facility nearby.

Chiilaa 05-17-2012 01:03 PM

I am going to go with chestnut. Neither pic is really good for guessing colour though.

texasgal 05-17-2012 01:05 PM

Love the shade of chestnut .. whatever it is...


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