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Breezy2011 06-06-2013 12:31 AM

Sun Bleached?
 
Breeze is black. My boss thinks she will turn into a totally brown horse because of her faded spots. I didn't think they could change colour, but can they? Can Breeze turn brown in time?

In the picture you can see on her flank and girth area the orange-brown colour. Is this just faded? Her face is black, and almost everywhere else.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...87265627_n.jpg

paintedpastures 06-06-2013 01:31 AM

Looks like brown not black:D. The brown in those areas are tell tale of brown.:wink:Fading black is more uniform dulling brown fading over much of body those lower body areas actually are usually less faded/more black:wink:
http://www.horse-genetics.com/brown-horses.html

Phly 06-06-2013 02:26 AM

There was a matching horse and pony at last weekends show, the both caught my eye.

I personally love that coloring!
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calicokatt 06-06-2013 02:45 AM

Breeze looks brown to me! Think about your hair... if it fades from the sun, where does it fade? In the spots where the sun hits the most, right? On a horse, that would be the topline, not the flank and girth area. Those spots aren't faded, they're just naturally that color, making your horse brown, not black. :)

Peppy Barrel Racing 06-06-2013 08:28 AM

You crack me up silly girl. How many times have you been told she's black. She's just sun faded. Accept it! :D The faded areas look splotchy and just don't have something right about them is it the same on both sides?
How's training going by the way?
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CLaPorte432 06-06-2013 09:06 AM

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she is black. she might be a "fading black" but, genetically, she is still black.

she looks really really good in that picture. Do yout have any more pictures of the lovely lady?
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MelissaAnn 06-06-2013 09:29 AM

Breeze may look black, but genetically she is brown! She doesn't look sun faded at all.

Cacowgirl 06-06-2013 09:53 AM

Would you love her any less if she's a different color? No "good" horse is ever a "bad" color.

Peppy Barrel Racing 06-06-2013 10:06 AM

Give is a pic without a saddle both side if possible.
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verona1016 06-06-2013 12:37 PM

Better yet, get her tested for agouti and settle the matter once and for all :-)


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