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    Default For fun - what colour do you think ... ? **Test Results are Back

    Hi, I'm new to this forum...

    I bought a nice filly from a local farmer and am not sure about the colour.

    Out of interest, what would you say she is?
    Her father is a palomino and her a mother is a grey (black base).

    I'm not sure if these flickr photo links work?.......

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mustlovehorses/5168570929/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mustlovehorses/5169170976/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mustlovehorses/5169170840/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mustlovehorses/5169170720/

    Thanks
    Paula
    Last edited by PaulaJane; Dec. 9, 2010 at 01:24 PM. Reason: Updated Title



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    Default Photos of her Pally father...




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    Unless she is graying (and I don't see signs of that) she is a buckskin. Got one a similar color at home!
    Hidden Echo Farm, Carlisle, PA -- home of JC palomino sire Canadian Kid (1990 - 2013) & AQHA sire Lark's Favorite, son of Rugged Lark.



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    Buckskin going gray.
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    Nice pasture!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Buckskin going gray.
    Yep -- my vote too.

    The stallion has quite a shine to him -- what breed is he?



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    Sooty buckskin.
    What are you're plans for him?

    LBR
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    Nice pasture!
    It's possible the OP is in South Africa (photos from Johannesburg Zoo in album) and that the pasture the photos were taken is not her pasture.
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    North Hollands are blue.
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    Between the Zoo photos and the VERY dutch last name, there's a pretty good chance!
    The pasture may not be the prettiest thing ever, but I'm sure that "ideal" pastures are regional, and depend on the person

    LBR
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    Thank you for your input... Yes! I am in South Africa and that is not my pasture! I'm fetching her on Monday.

    I bought her as just a general riding horse because her colour is unusual and rarely seen here, I'm hoping she is, and will stay, a buckskin.

    The stallion is a mixture of "unknown" and a local breed "Boerperd" which has Andalusian origins.



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    Quote Originally Posted by siegi b. View Post
    Nice pasture!



    Welcome to the COTH forums. I'll vote for buckskin too. Beautiful horses--Boerperd--very intriguing.



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    Cool looking horses! Hope she stays buckskin.

    On a side note, maybe someone should change their signature line to
    "2010 self righteous breeder of the year"
    "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George

    What's the status on Tuco?



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    Well, she IS buckskin, but she's also going gray.

    Buckskin going gray
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    Pretty buckskin going gray in your photo, JB! Whereever do you find these photos?!



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    Bucky, that horse, was actually a topic of discussion a while back here There were 2 camps - staying buckskin, or going gray. Most of us knew he was going gray.
    http://foxhavenfarminc.com/QuickGoldBucks.shtml

    I thought that page had younger/foal-ier pictures of him, but either I'm mis-remembering or the site has been re-done. I'll see if I can find some.
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    Found 'em

    3 days old
    6 months
    Not sure how old here, but still young
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    sooty buckskin or grulla is my guess



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    I have to agree with JB here, there is something in the coat that says "hey I'm going grey!". I would like to see a good head shot to really tell, as you can usually tell by the head. But there is something to the color that just looks grey to me. Greys can turn a bunch of funny colors as they change and horses that are do not have a dilute base tend to be more of the classic dapple and look grey, but ones I have seen that have been palomino or buckskin get a different color to them, sort of like a dark greyish brown color instead of the real dark then getting light color. Just my experience.



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    Absolutely not grulla. Grulla is dun on black, and this picture would show the very clear dorsal stripe that would be necessary for dun to be present.
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    [QUOTE=PaulaJane;5218551]Hi, I'm new to this forum...

    I bought a nice filly from a local farmer and am not sure about the colour.

    She's black based and I'm guessing a possible smoky black (black, non-agouti, cream) that is going gray (face shows signs of graying in the one photo where you can see profile). Other option would be a very sooty buckskin going gray.

    Easy to find out...difference between smoky black and sooty buckskin would be an agouti gene ("Aa" or "AA") in a buckskin and none ("aa") in a smoky black.

    Just thought of other possibility....seal brown or seal brown based buckskin (they don't seem to have a name for this color just yet)...either one going gray. Seal brown is a black based horse with a different form of the agouti gene (it tests "At") and it changes the distribution of black pigment to all over the horse but "thinner" than a black horse would have.....not the same thing as "sooty" or "smutty" characterisitics. "Brown" agouti is dominant over non-agouti and recessive to the "bay" form of agouti. Seal brown with a cream is often a very dark odd looking buckskin and seal brown without cream is just that, a darkish brown horse and the two can be difficult to tell apart. Since there's a cream dilute parent (the paly) the seal based buckskin is possible. As far as I know only one lab is doing the seal brown testing.... www.petdnaservicesaz.com and I'm not sure they are any longer...they quit doing all their other horse color testing about a year ago...don't know why. You could test for agouti (a seal will test "A" unless the additional test is done to determine "A" or "At") and for cream.



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