What color would you call this guy?
Okay, all you color gurus :wink:. This is one of my new customer horses and I am trying to figure out what color to call him. He is a Shetland/QH cross and, before you ask, I have no idea what colors his parents are. I apologize for the blurry photos but I didn't realize until later that there was a fingerprint on my lens. I can get better ones if you need me to.
And, I don't know if it will have any bearing, but he does have what appears to be a fairly dark dorsal stripe. Whether it comes from some form of dun factor or if it's just from countershading or some other gene is anybody's guess.
Silver dapple would be my guess. Or Chocolate Palomino... but he's got dark hairs in his mane...
I'd guess silver dapple as well, especially with the Shetland side. He's darn cute!
Cool, thank you :D.
Third on silver dapple, especially with the shetland like MHFQ said.
Abby's new mini friend is a silver dapple. She's so tiny and adorable.
On a side note, my mom had a shetland mare as a kid (she lived unti 39!) and I got to learn on Princess Pony. She came off a track, I raced her once...against the amtrak train that runs by our property. Went the length of the lane (about 1/4 mile) she turned at the garage & I didn't. Mom picked gravel out of my thighs & butt for days. Grandpa bred her once to old Doc and she had a black filly that had dapples, she was darling. Best part that little filly only grew to 52" and could run a 19 second pole pattern, she was a screamin' machine!!!!
Its looks like a grullo too doesn't it or am I wrong I don't know much about dun colors.
Peppy, grullas look more dark gray or silvery since it's a dilution of black. This horse looks similar because it's also a dilution of black, but silver instead of dun. That dorsal stripe is countershading, not a dun marking.
Definitely gonna go with Silver Dapple, looks exactly like one of the Rocky mares where I board!
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