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  • What colour is my horse!

    Hey guys, I'm new on this site. I have a question about my horse. I'm not sure exactly what colour he is! When we first got him we were told he was a blue roan. But he doesn't roan out at all, I would say it's more of minimal rabicano then roaning. But then I figured he might be a seal brown. Now I'm thinking Grullo. I'm not sure who his parents were nor do I have his papers to tell me. But if you guys could help me out that would be great!

  • #2
    Here is some information on grulla:

    http://www.morgancolors.com/dun.htm

    Do you see any dorsal stripe and barring on legs?
    That would definitely indicate there is a dun gene there, along with whatever else the background color is.
    Here is an example of dorsal stripe and barred legs:


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    • #3
      Definitely not any sort of dun (grulla is a black dun). Dun horses have a dorsal stripe that carries on through the middle of their tail, which I don't see in your picture. The white is likely rabicano. He likely is a sun faded brown from what I can make out on my phone.
      ~~Some days are a total waste of makeup.~~

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      • #4
        Bay Roan? He does have a ton of white hairs that indicate roaning. But it's clearly very minor. Definitely not blue roan IMO.

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        • #5
          That dorsal stripe would be a lot more sharply defined if he had the dun factor (even if his coat didn't have the dun dilution going on, since we now know they are 2 separate genes). Rabicano for sure, and that can cause white ticking quite extensively, though nearly always stopping by the time it gets to the shoulders.
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          • #6
            Shaded Buckskin maybe? This is a picture of mine.

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            • #7
              "shaded" is referred to as sooty
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              • #8
                Now I want a sooty buckskin. Thanks COTH

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JB View Post
                  "shaded" is referred to as sooty
                  I like to use “smutty”, it’s more fun to say....

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                  • #10
                    He looks like some shade of brown to me.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Toblersmom View Post

                      I like to use “smutty”, it’s more fun to say....
                      "Smutty" is fun! Especially since i have a "smutty" palomino who was an oops baby and named "Illicit Affair"

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