Would this horse be considered tri-colored? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 8 Old 05-14-2014, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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Would this horse be considered tri-colored?


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post #2 of 8 Old 05-14-2014, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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He is for sale and they said he has grey, white, black, and some bay. He was born completely black then went bay for a whole year and now looks like this. Is it possible he could white out?
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-14-2014, 02:06 AM
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No he'd be a grey and white paint/pinto depending on if he's registered or not.

He absolutely can and most likely will completely grey out some stay flea bitten others appear totally "white" unless bathed.

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post #4 of 8 Old 05-14-2014, 07:28 AM
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Yes, he is a greying out pinto. Most likely started black pinto, and then looked bay from the greying mechanism. He will eventually be nearly all white.
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-14-2014, 11:18 AM
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Cool color, but just a gray pinto! I knew a curly horse like this once. He was even less grayed out when the girl bought him when I was in high school, and it was really striking. He passed away in the last year or so, and at that point he was basically white. You could still vaguely see the markings, but they weren't very clear.
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-15-2014, 09:59 AM
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Very, very, VERY few horses are actually tricolored. It's not a "thing" in horses other than a marketing ploy.

This is a "true" tricolored horse. He's chestnut, white and black. He's one of the very few tricolored horses in the world, and no he has not reproduced his coloring (last I knew he was a stallion)

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post #7 of 8 Old 05-15-2014, 11:34 AM
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agreed he is a greying pinto just like my girl

she is fairly young, see how parts of her body are turning a brown color, that is due to her greying out she will continue to grey out over time.

I think people hear rumors about a try colored horse and misunderstand what it means.

He look gorgeous btw but one day unfortunately one day he will probably be completely white haired.
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-15-2014, 12:06 PM
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Typically the only true Tri colored horses are the ones that are chimeras, where 2 embryos fuse together in the womb, giving the horse 2 sets of DNA. Chimeras can present themselves as being Brindle, or being almost "paint horse" like. I attached some pics of typical Chimeras.

As for your horse, it looks like a gray pinto horse to me, and a cute one at that :)
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