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GotDaWhip 06-03-2013 09:54 PM

Chestnut? Or.....?
 
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So this is Sunny. She just turned 3. I was just trying to figure out what color she is... the farrier says flaxen, family says chestnut, honestly i don't even really know what she is... liver chestnut?

CLaPorte432 06-03-2013 09:56 PM

She is chestnut.

a chestnut is a chestnut is a chestnut.

She has a flaxen gene making her mane and tail lighter. And she does appear to have a "liver" body. So if you really want to get technical...call her a flaxen liver chestnut.

she is very pretty! Love her face!
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GotDaWhip 06-03-2013 09:58 PM

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Oh, and this is what she shed out to last year... (when she just turned 2...)

toto 06-03-2013 09:59 PM

liver chestnut ! My favorite color ever! :mrgreen:

GotDaWhip 06-03-2013 10:01 PM

Thanks! I was just SOOOOO confused about all the "technical" names. We are having trouble with the whole registering process with the AQHA because she keeps "changing colors". :? One representative told us to call her a liver chestnut... one told us to call her a flaxen chestnut. Honestly, i don't really care :D She's a chestnut.

waresbear 06-03-2013 10:07 PM

so that is a liver chestnut, thanks, never knew what to call that.

GotDaWhip 06-03-2013 10:13 PM

OK. One more question for you color experts... Do all liver chestnuts have the flaxen(ish) mane/tail? Because my friends horse is one... and he doesnt have a lighter mane/tail :-| (or at least she tells me he is one..) That is one of the reasons i was kind of confused about the color

CLaPorte432 06-03-2013 10:15 PM

No, not all liver chestnuts have flaxen. Its whatever combination of genes that were inherited from the sire/dam that will determine the outward appearance of the horse.
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Honeysuga 06-03-2013 10:15 PM

Was she wet in the first pics??

waresbear 06-03-2013 10:16 PM

Like I know? I have seen horses that color however without the flaxen mane & tail...


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