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What color is my new pony?

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  • What color is my new pony?

    We're not sure what color she is! Just got her a few weeks ago with her winter coat, which was extremely chestnut...


    After clipping today: http://s1084.photobucket.com/albums/...=photo-6-1.jpg

    Chocolate palomino? She does not have a dorsal stripe, if that makes any difference. She's full-blooded Welsh.

    We love her and it doesn't really matter, but we're curious. Thanks for any help!

  • #2
    My aunt went through the same thing with her Mustang. she sent hair off to UC Davis and they did an analysis of some sort and were able to tell her what color exactly he was. Don't remember exactly what it was but it wasn't something common.


    • #3
      I don't know but she's absolutely adorable!


      • #4
        First pic I said palomino, second pic I said grey, looking at both, I think RED red roan? Lol, ponies are always the trickiest colors.


        • #5
          What is the pony's age? She looks like she is starting to turn grey.


          • #6
            Originally posted by LJD View Post
            What is the pony's age? She looks like she is starting to turn grey.
            This is a good thought (if the pony is very young). She appears to have light hair around her muzzle, which can be an indicator of grey from what I understand.


            • #7
              I'd put money on her being silver. She looks exactly like a few silver ponies I know.


              • #8
                I vote the color is adorable.

                In all seriousness, I am no guru, but I thought the first pic looked like a chestnut with flaxen mane and tail. After clipping I also think she's probably a silver somehow. She is totally adorable, and I LOVE her clipped color! Let us know if you decide to appease your curiosity and do DNA. I think it's only about $40 or so from UC Davis.
                Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan



                • #9
                  You can't just color on a body clipped horse or pony. She's chestnut with a flaxen mane.


                  • #10
                    I vote chestnut too. That is almost the exact colour my chestnut goes when he is freshly clipped.


                    • #11
                      A full body shot pre-clipping would help, but based on the first picture, I'd say she's chestnut with flaxen, and sooty is darkening the flaxen mane a bit
                      The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET


                      • Original Poster

                        Thanks for the suggestions. She's 7, so I'd think she's a little old to be graying out?

                        She definitely has a flaxen mane and tail, but doesn't look in the least bit chestnut once clipped. The little bit of chestnut along the crest of her neck and on her back legs is just me needing to clean up her clip job.


                        • #13
                          Isn't that called a Sooty Palomino?


                          • #14
                            Sooty palimino is not at all the same as chestnut with flaxen.

                            Chestnut w/ flaxen has no cream involved. Palomino is chestnut with a single cream gene.

                            That said, some palominos can be mistaken for chestnut w/ flaxen, and vice versa. Usually it's not difficult to tell even in those cases if you know what you're looking at. The first pic of the OP shows a chestnut color not remotely to be mistaken for palomino though
                            The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Satin Filly View Post
                              This is a good thought (if the pony is very young). She appears to have light hair around her muzzle, which can be an indicator of grey from what I understand.
                              FWIW, Somerset is chestnut with rabicano/sabino ticking and he looks JUST like that when he's clipped.
                              "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"


                              • #16
                                I would say chestnut with flaxen mane and tail, I have seen other chestnuts clip to a simular color.

                                I disagree with palomino, grey, or roan. She could have a sooty modifier, does she have any dark hairs in her mane, tail or legs?
                                APPSOLUTE CHOCKLATE - Photo by Kathy Colman


                                • #17
                                  I think we need more (adorable) pre-clipping full body shots.

                                  I don't think you can tell a whole lot about color post-clipping. Other than pink skin under white markings, the skin sort of looks the same under most other colors. And that clipped bits of hair can look pretty much the same no matter what color the horse started out.
                                  "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Here's a full body before clipping: http://s1084.photobucket.com/albums/...t=photo-10.jpg

                                    Her tail definitely has some darker streaking to it, but the mane is pretty much flaxen. Her legs are light. You can kind of see it in the before clipping full body shot, but she has a random smattering of white hairs on her back and side.

                                    I just hadn't ever seen something I thought was chestnut clip to something like this - they normally look like pumpkins!


                                    • #19
                                      I had a chesnut that clipped to that color. Just a plain old chestnut with flaxen tail.
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                                      • #20
                                        Lovely color. Why do I think so? I think she's chestnut with rabicano just like my boy only she's got flaxen mane and tail. Pretty!
                                        "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"