The Horse Forum

The Horse Forum (/)
-   Horse Colors and Genetics (http://www.horseforum.com/horse-colors-genetics/)
-   -   Bay....with a dorsal stripe and leg barring?! (http://www.horseforum.com/horse-colors-genetics/bay-dorsal-stripe-leg-barring-140433/)

Endiku 10-13-2012 08:54 PM

Bay....with a dorsal stripe and leg barring?!
 
As most of you know by now, Sour foaled a very healthy, very vivacious little molly mule filly a month ago. She's absolutely adorable, but I just can't figure out her coloring! At first glance to me she's bay, but a lot of things stump me about her color and I'm just really not very experienced with donkey genes and how they interact with horse genes. A few experienced people at the barn have also commented on how she might be a dun, so I figured I'd get your opinions! I realize that its hard to tell right now and will be until her summer coat next year, but give it a shot!

Can bays have black points, barring, and dorsal stripes/crosses? I didn't think so but being that she's a mule, I'm not sure. Someone told me that all mules have dorsal stripes and crosses but I know that isn't true because our mini mule Tempest is chestnut with no stripe or countershading whatsoever.


ear with black points in two spots- with brown in between so that it is black-brown-black. You can also see some of the leg barring on her too. Its on all four legs.
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...dJigsaw078.jpg

you can see her ears better here
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...dJigsaw083.jpg

you might be able to tell that she's not really your typical 'bay' color either...more of a rosey brown? I dont know how to explain it but its almost as though she's pink XD she's a month old now and hasn't changed shades at all. her shoulder stripes are also very long and her dorsal stripe goes all the way to her tail.
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...dJigsaw080.jpg

As you can see, mama is just chestnut with some counter shading that comes and goes with the season.
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...dJigsaw081.jpg

a picture of Dad, just in case its needed

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...raining031.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...raining083.jpg

riccil0ve 10-13-2012 08:57 PM

I vote dun, I don't see bay at all.

But really, all I know is that she's donkey-colored, lol.
Posted via Mobile Device

Endiku 10-13-2012 09:01 PM

Thats what it seems like, but the shade is fooling me! I've never seen a dun that was this dark before.

Peppy Barrel Racing 10-13-2012 09:46 PM

Definitely dun! Shoulder strips and dorsal are the big give away!

Drifting 10-13-2012 09:48 PM

I ave no idea of her color, I just had to say she's soooo stinkin cute.

Poseidon 10-13-2012 11:57 PM

Donkey/mule genetics are very different from horse genetics. I personally know nothing about donkey genetics nor the mules that inherit most of their color, so, unfortunately, I'm not of much help here.

Spotted 10-14-2012 12:01 AM

awe !! I want one. I think she is a Red Dun :)

MacabreMikolaj 10-14-2012 02:35 AM

She seems to have inherited the classic donkey color genes. Pretty sure she has that primitive dun donkey gene but donkey colors are totally entirely different from horses. I don't even know if much/any work has been done on mules to determine how horse and donkey color genes work together.

I'd call her a class donkey dun though.
Posted via Mobile Device

Chiilaa 10-14-2012 07:40 AM

Definitely looks like donkey genes rather than horse genes giving her the primitive markings. I don't know much about donks/mules, but I do know that the shoulder barring like that is called something like a "cross".

Peppy Barrel Racing 10-14-2012 11:50 AM

My friend spotted mule baby. Isn't he cute! Anyways the little mule is registered as a gray dun spotted mule.
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...858C86E0B8.jpg
Posted via Mobile Device


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0