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WVcountrygirl 08-04-2011 01:40 AM

Sorrel or Chestnut?
This is my dad's new 2 month old TWH colt, what color do you think he'll turn out to be? I was thinking sorrel or chestnut & what is his pattern, tobiano etc? His sire black/white & his **** bay/white.

redape49 08-04-2011 01:57 AM

Stunning lil guy!! I'd bet he will end up more chestnut than sorrel colored.

Chiilaa 08-04-2011 05:40 AM

Chestnut and sorrel are the same colour genetically. He is tobiano, with sabino I think.

QHDragon 08-04-2011 05:41 AM

I was under the impression that sorrel and chestnut were genetically the same thing...

Chiilaa 08-04-2011 05:44 AM

I beat you by a minute QH :-P

QHDragon 08-04-2011 06:28 AM

Dang, I never get to be the first to anything!

candandy49 08-04-2011 08:32 AM

LOL, Chi and QH!!

To the OP - Oh My Stars, what a truly outstandingly beautiful baby!! He is a Tobiano and I think a Chestnut/White. Sorrel would most likely be a slightly darker shade of brown. Gosh, he is a charmer for true!!

Alwaysbehind 08-04-2011 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by Chiilaa (Post 1124010)
Chestnut and sorrel are the same colour genetically.

Yes, same color. Some areas consider them different shades of the same color, but truly just the same color.

redape49 08-04-2011 03:15 PM

OK same color diff. shade lol so tech. not the same color =p

Alwaysbehind 08-04-2011 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by redape49 (Post 1124581)
OK same color diff. shade lol so tech. not the same color =p

Technically it is the same color. Period.

I say some areas call different shades different things but it is just semantics.
In my neck of the woods the red horses are chestnut if you are an English rider and many Western riders call them sorrel.

Still the same color.

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