|TheBayArab ||01-16-2013 12:24 PM |
Bay with Buckskin/Dun markings?
I have an arabian colt (1/4 hackney) who is bay. He has a black stripe down his back, and my trainer mentioned he has dun markings. Is this normal? Have you seen it before? I will post pictures soon. His mother was mahogany/seal bay and also had these markings, and his father was white grey.
|SunnyMeadeFarm ||01-16-2013 12:43 PM |
Since hes Arabian, he can't be a genetically a dun, hackneys are not dun either.
So this is most defiantly a case of counter shading, or in other words just the hair gets dark down the back and resembles a dorsal stripe.
This a purebred Arabian with countershading: http://www.whitehorseproductions.com...ck_bayarab.jpg
|NdAppy ||01-16-2013 12:44 PM |
A lot of bays have counter shading which mimics dun caused markings.
|lilruffian ||01-16-2013 12:47 PM |
Definitely not a dun, but it will be interesting to see if he greys out ;)
|TheBayArab ||01-16-2013 12:50 PM |
Ahhh I see! Thanks.
|NdAppy ||01-16-2013 12:50 PM |
If it is the same horse - Hero the horse
I doubt he is going to grey. He doesn't show any indications of it IMPO.
|TheBayArab ||01-16-2013 01:00 PM |
Yes, he is four already and shows no signs so he is permanently bay most likely although I have heard of several cases where five year olds start going grey.
|Remali ||01-21-2013 10:05 PM |
In order for him to go grey, he would need one grey parent. So it could be possible, but at 4 if he has not shown grey yet, he no doubt will remain bay.
|WSArabians ||01-22-2013 12:51 PM |
I've got two bays that have counter shading - dorsal stripe and shoulder barring - and the beginnings of tiger stripping. One sorrel is so light with a dorsal she almost looks red dun. lol
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