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post #1 of 7 Old 05-25-2020, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
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Ideas of color?

Hi everyone! I have a quarter horse, but have no idea what his color could be? He’s obviously a bay, but he has white speckles on his hip, a few white spots he’s near his withers, more speckling along his ribs. He also has black tiger striping. These were the best pictures I could get with the lighting. Any guesses? He is 8.
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I guess if he has dun factors such as zebra striping along with the dorsal stripe, he would be a bay dun. Usually the dun lightens the coat, but not always. The white spots I believe are called birdcatcher spots which are pigmentation loss apparently unrelated to the color genetics and can happen to horses of any color.
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Dun will dilute the coat but along with dun come two other factorsthat have been identified at that location nd1 and nd2. nd would be non dun. The difference between 1 and 2 is that 1 will put primitive markings, possible slight dilution and can cause excessive fading. 2 is no primitives and no dilution.



He looks like nd1 as the dilution is not strong enough for Dun and I do not see a dark enough dorsal that goes through the tail. The white looks like scarring from scratching, rubbing or a fungal issue like rain rot.


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Dun will dilute the coat but along with dun come two other factorsthat have been identified at that location nd1 and nd2. nd would be non dun. The difference between 1 and 2 is that 1 will put primitive markings, possible slight dilution and can cause excessive fading. 2 is no primitives and no dilution.

He looks like nd1 as the dilution is not strong enough for Dun and I do not see a dark enough dorsal that goes through the tail. The white looks like scarring from scratching, rubbing or a fungal issue like rain rot.


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Right, the white has come up as he’s been shedding out, I’ll take more pictures today because the ones i originally added are from mid April. His “dorsal” isn’t very dark or long it’s about the middle of his back down, he has no striping or anything on his legs, he’s got black stripes going across his back/withers area.
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So bay with nd1. Let me see if I have my bay with nd1. If not I have a pic of a palomino with it. Actually both have it.
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These are pictures that I took today.
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This is my boy https://imgbbpip.imgbb.com/

He is a 14 year old appendix and gets more white flecking as he ages. It looks VERY similar, but your horse seems to be at an earlier stage.

Your horse’s white spots could be birdcatcher spots, but usually they are much more exact than that. It just depends how it progresses.

By the way, your horse is BEAUTIFUL, although I might be partial to spotted bays 😝
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