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  • #2
    So I was sure this thread was going to be about some gorgeous eggplant colored dressage coat
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


    • #3
      now is that considered silver dapple or chocolate palomino?


      • #4
        I'd say chocolate palamino. A gorgeous color either way!


        • #5
          I'm pretty sure it's Silver Dapple, I think I've seen the image before and it was labeled as a Rocky Mountain, and silver dapples are really common in the breed.
          "The best hearts are ever the bravest"


          • #6
            It looks like silver dapple. They are indeed VERY common in the Rocky Mountain breed, and are called "chocolate" within the breed. They would probably be even MORE common in the breed if it weren't for homozygous silver dapples having eye trouble (genetic).

            The picture liiks like it could be a flaxen liver chestnut, also.


            • #7
              Would you classify that as the same color as my pony?


              For years I just called her liver chestnut with flaxen mane/tail. Then I saw she might be silver dapple? She does get lighter dapples in the summer around the bottom of her barrel.

              If she's not out in a lot of sun, her mane doesn't lighten. The underside of her mane doesn't change at all, unless I 'hawk it so both sides get sun evenly.


              • #8
                It's possible she's silver dapple. But I have seen liver chestnuts before as well that had flaxen manes and tails. You could probably have her genetically tested if you wanted to be sure.
                "The best hearts are ever the bravest"


                • #9
                  ooh! ahh!
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                  • #10
                    Very normal in Rocky Mountain horses.


                    • #11
                      The OP picture is such a stereotypical presentation of not only Black Silver, but of a Rocky Mountain Horse

                      TB7 - the pony on the right in your picture is very likely indeed to be a black silver. That's a more common presentation. Silver on black does not present nearly as obviously as in the OP picture, and the RMH seems to present that dramatically more often. But, it would be interesting to see closer pictures of her legs, as the lower leg very often tells the true story as to whether the horse is red based or black-based. If there are red hues, then you have a liver chestnut with sooty flaxen
                      The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET