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What would you call this color?
I don't know much about genetics and what not, but I do find it very interesting. I am a little confused about my Morgan cross filly. I would say she's a sorrel or chestnut, but the really light parts on her belly as well as the fading on her front legs (present in the winter too) really confuse me. Could someone possibly explain this for me?
Thanks!! It's muchly appreciated!
Flaxen chestnut with pangare. =)
Thank you ThirteenAcres. Now let's pretend we are explaining this to a completely clueless person haha. What exactly is pangare? Thanks again!!
Yep, she is a sorrel/chestnut. The lighter points you are seeing are due to the Pangare or mealy modifier. It's pretty common in breeds like haflingers and belgian drafts but it's not exclusive to them.
What it does is it lightens the "soft" areas of a horse, behind their elbows, in their flanks, around their muzzle, and on their lower buttocks...
Thanks guys! That's kinda cool, I've never heard that term before. I am taking an equine genetics course next year at school, so I will have to bring it up with my professor!
Haha. Sorry! I should have explained further. >_<
Genetics are super, super interesting. I'd love to take a class.
Keep in mind sweetbreeze, that sometimes some of the info they teach in courses like that can still be a bit outdated.
Out here in the West we call that Sorrel. :) But yes, your horse is Chestnut/Flaxen mane and tail.
Your horse is cute. I saw a mustang up for adoption recently that looked very similar, except he had sooty thrown in too. Made it a sooty flaxen pangare chestnut :D
Does a brown that has lighter areas in the the soft points have pangare?
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