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roro 01-03-2010 01:58 AM

Liver chestnut or regular chestnut?
This is something I have discussed with multiple people and I have gotten different answers. My horse's previous owner called him a liver chestnut but others tell me he is a regular chestnut and I am having trouble deciding which one he is. He has the mane and tail of a more liver chestnut horse but his coat isn't as dark. His tail has a lighter tone of chestnut down at the bottom. Also, he has a few (maybe 3) small random splotches of darker chestnut on his coat, if that helps.

Lobelia Overhill 01-03-2010 06:01 AM

first pic I'd have said chestnut, but looking at his mane and tail in the second I'm going to say liver chestnut, his mane and tail are too dark for a regular chestnut colouring ...

lillie 01-03-2010 06:08 AM

with that dark mane and tail , he is what is referred to as a bright bay. not a chestnut at all

Sophie19 01-03-2010 07:25 AM

Maybe Blood Bay?

heyycutter 01-03-2010 07:43 AM

i think bright bay is right also
chestnuts really dont have that dark of mane and tails

speedy da fish 01-03-2010 08:07 AM

he looks liver chestnut in the 1st picture, but bay in the 2nd apart from the slight brown tinge in the tail.

speedy da fish 01-03-2010 08:10 AM


Originally Posted by heyycutter (Post 509518)
i think bright bay is right also
chestnuts really dont have that dark of mane and tails

yeah im leaning towards bay too his mane is dark (almost black) . liver chestnuts are dark brown all over

some examples i think that last one best represents liver chestnut.

iridehorses 01-03-2010 08:19 AM

Photos can be a poor indicator concerning colors that are very close due to camera differences but I don't see how anyone sees Bay. There are no black points aside from mane and tail. What I see is Brown, pure and simple.

Bay (horse) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

clipclops 01-03-2010 08:32 AM

I agree with a bay. He is a bay without black leggings.

kassierae 01-03-2010 12:21 PM

All bays have black points. He is a dark chestnut. Not a liver chestnut, not a bay.

Liver Chestnut(taken from the website)

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