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Lucky89 11-21-2010 01:22 PM

Guess Wildfire's breed?
 
Hey,
I just got my first horse last week. He's a 7 year old gelding named that I named Wildfire.
I'm just wondering about his breed/color. He doesn't have papers, but his former owner says he's an Appaloosa, but I've heard others say that he's not an Appy, but a dapple grey.
He has a tendancy to look really washed out in pictures. In person, you can see his spots much better, and they are brownish grey. He has blue eyes and a blonde and grey mane and tail. His rump and back legs have alot of grey coloring and spots, as well as a bit of light brown mixed in with the grey. No matter what breed he is, it doesn't matter to me, I'm just curious!

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/a...fire/078-1.jpg

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/100_8097.jpg

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/100_8103.jpg

lilruffian 11-21-2010 01:44 PM

He does look more like a dapple grey. He may have Appy breeding, perhaps that's why they mentioned him being an Appy. Hard to tell with his eyes because they are blue not wall-eyed, he doesnt appear to have any mottling either. Are his hooves striped?
Does he have any red flecking starting in his coat?
Gorgeous face btw!

Lucky89 11-21-2010 02:00 PM

No red flecking, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't have stripes on his hooves. 3 of his hooves are light colored (tan), and he has one black hoof (his back right one).
Also, his face has pink skin, and the rest of his body has black skin.

lilruffian 11-21-2010 02:02 PM

Well unless he has Appy breeding, i dont see how he could be one if he has no characteristics. I had a gelding who was a reg. Appy, but he had no spot patters, just a blaze & 4 socks. He did, however, have the mottled skin, wall-eye & striped hooves.

Brighteyes 11-21-2010 03:05 PM

Wildfire, like from the song? :D


He doesn't look like an appy to me, but that's not to say he doesn't have appy in him somewhere. He may just be a heinz 57 stock horse with a very pretty coat. :wink:

ShutUpJoe 11-21-2010 04:51 PM

He sure is pretty. I don't see anything that screams Appaloosa to me. Love the blue eyes!

Icyred 11-21-2010 04:53 PM

Wall-eyes are not characteristics of Appy's just to let you know lilruffian. I think you mean the scelera, which is the white around the eye where as wall-eyes are actually blue eyes.

As for your horse, I am going to guess a quarter horse or qh cross, perhaps appy which is why the previous owner mentioned that.

Lucky89 11-22-2010 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brighteyes (Post 823642)
Wildfire, like from the song? :D


He doesn't look like an appy to me, but that's not to say he doesn't have appy in him somewhere. He may just be a heinz 57 stock horse with a very pretty coat. :wink:

Yes, like the song. :-) And there's also a tv show called "Wildfire" that's about a horse.

Speed Racer 11-22-2010 09:13 AM

He looks like a QH cross to me.

Those are dapples, not Appy spots.

Whoever told you he was Appy was either pulling your leg, or that's what they'd been told themselves.

That horse has no Appy characteristics whatsoever.

Alwaysbehind 11-22-2010 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speed Racer (Post 824350)
He looks like a QH cross to me.

Those are dapples, not Appy spots.

Whoever told you he was Appy was either pulling your leg, or that's what they'd been told themselves.

That horse has no Appy characteristics whatsoever.

I have to agree with the ever so wise SR!

Stock breed cross of some type that is a fading gray with dapples.


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