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crimson88 06-10-2011 08:58 PM

Is he a bay?
 
Ok, so I have this colt whos a year and 4 months. I always thought he was a bay untill someone asked me what color he was because they noticed he had no black on his legs. So he looks like a typical bay horse, for the most part. He is a deep red body color like most bays, and has the black mane and tail. The thing is though, he doesn't have one single black hair on any of his legs. Is he still a bay?

bee222 06-10-2011 09:10 PM

Do you have a pic of him yo ucan post?

crimson88 06-10-2011 11:30 PM

No not any current pictures, just first born pictures.

sullylvr 06-10-2011 11:33 PM

He may be wild bay? I believe they don't have black points on their legs but do on mane and tail
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Chiilaa 06-10-2011 11:39 PM

Actually it is really common for bays to be born with light, creamish legs. The black will come in when he sheds :-)

smrobs 06-10-2011 11:45 PM

He could be a wild bay, like has been mentioned, or maybe he could be a liver chestnut. Hard to know without a picture.

crimson88 06-11-2011 12:13 AM

Okay, I will try and get a picture if I can find my camera charger. Can liver chestnuts have a black mane?

smrobs 06-11-2011 12:38 AM

Some of them do, some of them have more reddish looking manes. The more extreme ones look almost identical to black horses.

bee222 06-11-2011 12:27 PM

My horse has been called a liver chestnut and sounds very similar to how you describe your horse.
Would love to see a pic of yours
I don't have a recent one of mine either


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