Your Horse Is NOT Tri-colored.. It Is A Bay Paint.
"I just had this adorable tri-colored foal born yesterday. He is brown and white with a black tail. Isn't he just gorgeous?"
I grinned and Aw'd. I don't think it would have gone over well had I told my biology teacher that he did not in fact have a tri-colored horse.
Then a fellow student then went on to say he also had a tri-colored horse. I quote "She is brown and white with a little black in her tail and mane."
Well....technically, they do have horses who exhibit three different colours on their coats. :P
Regular bays with stockings or a blaze have the same colors and nobody calls them tri-colored. I have to agree with the OP. 'Tri-color' is just a silly buzz word that people have come up with to make their animal seem more special.
I guess by that criteria, my plain bay with a tiny sock and smidge of white on his forehead is 'tri-colored'. Does that make my chestnut with stockings/blaze and my fleabitten gray 'bi-colored', then?
tri, equals 3, Sounds like three colors to me,
if the horse is 3 colors it does mean tri . I know that the terminology is different but as kenda said..... lol
Maybe we should start! May sell a few bays at exorbitant prices that way!
Heck I've got a flaxen chestnut with sabino, mines tri-coloured too!
Amen!!!! That's a pet peeve of mine... Otherwise my bay gelding with socks is tri-coloured too, right?
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I learned about colours the old fashioned British way, where we just describe the look not the genetics. So tricolour was a real colour, as was piebald and skew bald, and brown was someone stupid looking at a liver chestnut... I can admit that it's not genetically right, but when everyone understands what we're talking about, it doesn't bother me... Where I live, if I called anything a 'paint' I'd also get laughed out te place. Brits don't do 'americanisms'.
What would he be considered in your opinion?
And I don't mean the idiot ex S-I-L barefoot next to him..lol
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