I've been told that my guy is brown, but we refer to him as the dark liver baynut. He has the agouti gene look, but his dark points are brown, not black and his mane and tail fade out to blonde very quickly with plum cherry highlights.
JB - Cyriz has been tested. He's hetero. black. I'm pretty sure his mom, Dance Account, whom PTF and I had the pleasure of owning at the end of her days, was dark brown...like espresso, almost black but just not.
Do you need better pictures JB? Like closer up on his legs? I can take some this weekend if you let me know what you need.
I will say his points are more brown than red, but in person people refer to them as reddish, so I'm no help at all..lol.
Rhode Islands are red;
North Hollands are blue.
Sorry my thoroughbreds
Stomped on your roo. Originally Posted by pAin't_Misbehavin' :
LOL, no need to go out of your way. I just find these guys very very interesting because they are just not blatantly one way or the other.
If you're up to some pics for grits and shiggles, then sure - some close up of his lower legs in bright, but not glaring light, and some of his ears, particularly the backs of them (looking at the tips in particular, but show the whole ear), it would be pretty interesting.
______________________________ The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET
Years ago the JC simplified the registration decisions by combining two of the most problematic colors. They made one choice of "Dark Bay or Brown" and "Gray or Roan". Their only interest is identification, not genetics!! Same reason you see very few registered "Black" horses. Too much trouble. If the track identifer finds one red hair the papers go back to JC for a change.