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What color are these green eyed horses?

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I saw these guys on a rescue website a few years ago. Apparently the green eyes are caused by a cream or pearl dilution but the horses are brown so what would you call their coloring--
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I would guess they are more hazel-ish eyes. I've seen similar eyes on some Rocky Mountain horses with similar color. Hopefully a color-pro comes on - is the eye color attached to a gene I wonder?
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Three look like amber champagnes, but the second from the top reminds me of a grulla - I think it's mostly the face mask.
If I remember correctly, champagnes have blue eyes when they're born, and then they turn green, then hazel, then brown - but they can stop changing colour at any point. I don't know of any other dilutions that cause green eyes, except maybe pearl - I'm not sure.
 

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Oh, that's what the second from the top reminded me of - smokey grulla. It's a pretty rare colour, though, so the chances of it being that are fairly slim... But I'm not seeing champagne in it, somehow.
Hm, after writing all that I looked at the photos again and realised that its face is wet. Maybe that's why I'm having so much trouble with it.
 

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From what I understand champagne horses have the mottled brown skin around their eyes, nose, etc. But these horses have the normal dark brown skin so I didn't know what to think. Anyway thanks to all who replied--very interesting!
 
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