|stacieandtheboys ||01-17-2009 10:00 AM |
What type of pony? Color?
I have no real experience with pony breeds. I bought this little girl for my boys and the lady said she was a welsh cross. She is about 12 hh. Also what color would she be. Right now she has a brown coat but in this pic she looks grey.
|MINIATURE SHETLANDS ||01-17-2009 09:59 PM |
I would say her color is a silver dapple. She looks like a sweet pony.
|minihorse927 ||01-17-2009 11:36 PM |
It is a big Whinney Miniature Shetlands!!! am I right? Definitely a silver dapple pony. I do not know enough about welsh crosses to say yay or nay, but can you post some more pics of her head and her standing more squarely as I am sure other members will be able to tell you more about breed that way because they can see her better.
|NorthernMama ||01-18-2009 12:35 AM |
How could she be a silver dapple if she is brown not grey? Maybe she's a roan? I'm not good with official colours anyway, but a better photo would help with both the breed and the colour.
|minihorse927 ||01-18-2009 12:59 AM |
She is a silver dapple and the brown effect is due to the sunburnt ends. When silver dapples are out in the sunlight a lot, their hair turns to a mousy brown or light chocolate brown color and they usually maintain the dappling effect. I have a mare that is silver dapple and she does the same thing when left out in the sun. Another way to know between a gray and a silver dapple is that grays lighten with age while you silver dapple will generally darken or stay the same color no matter what age they are. Her mane and tail appear white but I would also guess if Stacieandtheboys looked really close at her tail it would have multiple colors mixed into it making it a flaxen tale and the mane may be the same way. If you were to body clip her completely the dapples would turn almost white/silvery white and her body would be a lighter silver color. This is a website that kind of explains the markings and what the silver gene does to coat colors, it is the first one that popped up so it is not the best I have read, but is works! Silver dapple gene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yep, it is official, I am a silver dapple freak! Something about them I just love.
|alldun ||01-18-2009 06:59 AM |
there is a distinction between dapple grey (which is the appearance of how a horse looses its coat colour) and silver dapple (which is the silver gene working on base coat colours)
I agree-looks silver dapple. So many ponies I have seen have that colour.
|morganshow11 ||01-18-2009 08:00 AM |
stacieandtheboys, i would say she is a silver grey as well.
|stacieandtheboys ||01-18-2009 09:26 AM |
Thanks guys! She was outside a lot before I bought her and of course her fuzzy winter coat is longer she does have a mousy brown color the dapples still show through though. Her mane and tail are pretty much a blonde color...Maybe I will take a picture of her now...that picture was taken in Sept before her winter coat came in.
Maybe a better pic will also help in deciding her breed :)
|NorthernMama ||01-18-2009 10:00 AM |
Thanks, Minihorse. I didn't know that. Very interesting.
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