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livestoride 05-22-2011 07:53 PM

Bay?
 
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Probably a really obvious and easy question, but recently I keep seeing/hearing people call horses I would just call bay a blood bay, dark bay etc and I didn't know there were different types of bay. So...is Gem just plain bay or something else? She gets super dark int he winter, but you can still see her black legs. Thanks!

livestoride 05-22-2011 07:55 PM

Sorry the first pic is sideways...I thought I turned it around.

Cat 05-22-2011 08:07 PM

Bay is bay. People are just using different descriptions to describe the shade, but its nothing official. Dark bay or mahogany bay is really dark - almost black. Blood bay are deep red through the body. Copper bays have an orangish tint to them and are a bit lighter.

The one bay that is different is wild bay. When talking about wild bay it indicates a bay with very little black on the legs. Typical bay will have black going to or above the knees while a wild bay will only go part way up the cannon.

Cat 05-22-2011 08:13 PM

BTW - here is an article that has some descriptions and pics you might want to look at.

Bay Color Modifier

I forgot to answer your other part of the question - I would consider your horse a standard bay.

Poseidon 05-22-2011 08:27 PM

Cat is correct: The only bay that is actually different is wild bay. Wild bay is caused be a different form of agouti (the gene that restricts black to "points") than regular bay, so the black on the legs only go up to the pastern, if that.

The other terms (mahogany, blood, etc) are just referring to the shade, the same as calling a very light buckskin "buttermilk". It's not genetically different than a deep golden buckskin, but they just give them different names.

livestoride 05-22-2011 11:00 PM

oh ok! Thanks!

inaclick 05-24-2011 04:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Cat (Post 1043354)
BTW - here is an article that has some descriptions and pics you might want to look at.

Bay Color Modifier

I forgot to answer your other part of the question - I would consider your horse a standard bay.

Great article, but geesh, what a chunky bay they chose to exemplify it

http://www.theequinest.com/images/bay.jpg

Chiilaa 05-24-2011 10:01 AM

OMG!!! He is a big boy lol

lilkitty90 05-24-2011 11:17 AM

OMG i love that big boy! he's is gorgeous! lol i love them big fat chunky stout horses lol

TjWr 05-24-2011 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by inaclick (Post 1044837)
Great article, but geesh, what a chunky bay they chose to exemplify it


WOW!! I'd say so!! What a cutie!


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