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Palomino? Chestnut? what?

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  • Palomino? Chestnut? what?

    Hey all, I posted a question on this before we got this pony, but now we are leasing her so I can post a good pic. I am dying of curiosity to see what color this mare is. She's a quarter pony/welsh cross. No idea of her parentage. She has no dorsal stripe. She has flecks of white throughout her body, almost like roaning, and while she has some frosted hairs in her mane, she does not have the typical flaxen mane needed for a palomino.

    Any quesses as to her color? I would love to do a DNA test or something to find out, any suggestions on what to try?

  • #2
    You can test her for the creme gene: http://www.animalgenetics.us/Cream.htm

    The first pic made me want to say she was a chestnut and the second made me want to say palomino. I think it is only a $25 test if you want to know for sure.


    • #3
      Looks like a Dunalino to me (a horse that carries both the dun and palimino gene) or possibly some sort of a cream gene


      • #4
        The pictures are in completely different light so it's hard to tell. I would do the test if it's not too expensive. Either way what a beautiful pony and lucky girl!
        "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
        "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey


        • #5
          I checked it is $25. Might be worth checking just for kicks.


          • Original Poster

            yes the bright light pic is much deeper than she normally looks, the close up is what I see every day...Thanks for the website link!

            here's another that looks like what she normally appears via naked eye


            • #7
              Originally posted by shawneeAcres View Post
              Looks like a Dunalino to me (a horse that carries both the dun and palimino gene) or possibly some sort of a cream gene
              This was my thought as well. Does she have a stripe down her back?


              • #8
                ^^OP said no dorsal stripe


                • #9
                  No idea what she is, but she's awfully cute!! I used that company to find out once and for all if my gelding was black or bay/brown and got the results really quickly after I sent in the hair. Very easy to do!
                  It's not about the color of the ribbon but the quality of the ride. Having said that, I'd like the blue one please!


                  • Original Poster

                    Definitely no dorsal stripe. In fact there was a pony at the show we attended this weekend very close in color, but had a very clear dorsal stripe, and was a red dun.


                    • #11
                      Have not a clue about color but she looks like she has a great walk!


                      • Original Poster

                        aw thanks ^^^ we adore her and one thing I can say, she is noticed. Every single show we go to, someone recognizes her from "back in the day" when she showed medium ponies. She's a superstar. I love how she stands out in a crowd for sure but I am one of those anal people who would like to call her by her correct color LOL hence the insane curiosity!


                        • #13
                          I showed Palomino before they did genetic testing for colors, and she definitely would have been called palomino then. Please share results with us if you do get her tested - I'm curious to find out what she tests as!
                          If Kim Kardashian wants to set up a gofundme to purchase the Wu Tang album from Martin Shkreli, guess what people you DON'T HAVE TO DONATE.


                          • #14
                            I would guess she is palomino with some sooty which is keeping her tail and mane darker, but it is hard to say. If she had a dorsal stripe I would definitely say dun, but without it makes it a little different. She also could just be a very light chestnut, I say do the test and let us know!


                            • #15
                              Her color is "cute" ``

                              Her color is "CUTE"
                              Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


                              • Original Poster

                                ok since we don't really know what she is, and I'd definitely do a DNA test to find out... on that one website, you have to specific what you're looking for (dilute, cream etc)... and I really don't want to have to do a separate $25 test for all of them. Is there a place where you can send the mane/tail hair and they tell you the color?


                                • Original Poster

                                  Originally posted by Zu Zu View Post
                                  Her color is "CUTE"
                                  I agree LOL


                                  • #18
                                    IMHO all you need to test for is dilute. With no dorsal stripe, she's not a dun. Pretty sure that base coat is red. Cream is possible but unless she's a real woodpile breeding- unlikely. The only real questionin my mind is whether she's chestnut or palomino and the dilute test will tell you that.

                                    My vote is chestnut, just a funny smutty light colored one.

                                    She sure looks like a DOLL no matter what color she is!
                                    "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"


                                    • #19
                                      I would say you want dilute, dun and cream tested for


                                      • Original Poster

                                        ok that makes sense, so we know she's some sort of chestnut, so that's the base. But there are 4 dilutions you can test for at $25 a pop... champagne, pearl, cream and silver. I guess the creme dilute which would say whether or not she's a palomino is what you'd test for? The others don't seem to apply, she has black skin as you can see in the close up shot so the pearl and champagne seem to be out?