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Endiku 09-28-2011 11:19 AM

Duke's coloring- nothing phenominal, just curious!
 
Duke is three a half years old. His sire was a registered chestnut straight egyptian arabian named El Deaux(sp? xD) and his dam was a registered, gaited Peruvian Paso. She was very similarly colored to Duke, with the metallic shine on her coat. She also had dapples, though- which Duke doesn't seem to have (yet). She was slightly darker, also. Both sire and dam are unfortunately deceased, and I have no pictures. I was told that El Deaux was a quite red chestnut, but have not seen him myself.

I don't have great pictures, but I"ll post what I have. The many-shaded, metallic look to his coat is absolutely beautiful, I'm not exactly sure what to call it!


http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...raining046.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...raining075.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...raining045.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...raining076.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...raining077.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...raining078.jpg

(please pardon the overgrown feet. He's got 7 weeks of growth and it due for a pedicure! Also ignore the hay...he tends to wear more of his food than he eats! xD)

gigem88 09-28-2011 11:22 AM

He looks very bleached out!

Endiku 09-28-2011 11:28 AM

He's been pastured since the day he was born, so maybe that's it ^^ sun's just gotten to him!

I wasn't sure though, because even as a little guy (three months old and on) he had this look. I would think that at such a young age, bleaching wouldn't of been the cause.

Red Gate Farm 09-28-2011 11:29 AM

A sun/summer bleached mahogany bay?

Was his mother listed as bay?

Poseidon 09-28-2011 11:30 AM

I'd say a very sunbleached brown.

Endiku 09-28-2011 11:33 AM

She was listed as a sooty bay.

Peppy Barrel Racing 09-30-2011 10:54 PM

Sun bleached sooty bay!


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