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  • #61
    Originally posted by misita View Post
    I just found this photo on fb. WOW!
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.ph...type=1&theater
    Whoah! That is unbelievable!!!

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Daventry View Post
      Goldhills Bradysnap, the Section D Welsh Cob stallion that we have been leasing for several years also has this sheen to his coat. We've got some great photos of it! I've never seen anything like it before....and he looks like this without being groomed and no blankets and it goes all the way down onto his cannon bones and fetlocks. Most days when I got outside to the pasture, he looks like a piece of copper sheet metal

      Testosterone - the best coat tonic there is. Most healthy stallions will gleam like sun on ice.

      Only select breeds carry/express the satin gene. The majority of stallions pictured in this thread simply have a stallion's coat, which is most always shinier and showier than any gelding or mare. Truly, testosterone is a wonder!

      Edited to add that once you've seen a herd of Akhal Tekes in the sun, all different colors, you won't ever confuse the metallic sheen with a healthy, gleaming nonmetallic coat. It is a sight to behold!
      Last edited by JackieBlue; Dec. 9, 2011, 03:56 PM.
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      • #63
        http://www.horseartcollection.com/ra...akhal-teke.php

        http://www.theequinest.com/breeds/akhal-teke/

        http://www.teke.ca/2008/01/06/akhal-...onformation-2/

        http://vikarus.deviantart.com/art/Go...amat-184769271

        http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerri-jo/3674421214/

        http://www.equigaia.com/Horses-for-s...02616769eIgDTU

        http://us.fotolia.com/id/5932622

        And a favorite of mine (we've had a number of his offspring)
        http://www.europerformancehorses.com/super_star.htm
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        • #64
          Originally posted by misita View Post
          I just found this photo on fb. WOW!
          https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.ph...type=1&theater
          WOW- he doesn't even look real at first glance!
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          • #65
            Originally posted by TrinitySporthorses View Post
            WOW- he doesn't even look real at first glance!
            I know. I thought that too. He's so extrememly extravagant he looks like a statue. Or fantasy horse.
            Chris Misita
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            • #66
              I have an imported chestnut Trakehner mare with the metallic glow. I'll see if I can find the photos. I own several chestnuts, including a son of this mare, and none are metallic so it cannot be attributed to feed.

              Lucy was imported from Germany as a yearling.

              She goes back to old East Prussian lines so maybe there is Teke in there.
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              • #67
                Originally posted by JackieBlue View Post
                Testosterone - the best coat tonic there is. Most healthy stallions will gleam like sun on ice.

                Truly, testosterone is a wonder!

                Edited to add that once you've seen a herd of Akhal Tekes in the sun, all different colors, you won't ever confuse the metallic sheen with a healthy, gleaming nonmetallic coat. It is a sight to behold!
                Indeed!! With (some) Tekes it goes to a whole 'nother level. Kinor gleamed just like the stallion in Mista's post...the cremellos & perlinos can really shine.

                Truly, they don't look like "real" horses...

                It's not always easy to catch on camera, however...and the photographers did a good job in that pic.

                This is the best one I have of Kinor regarding the gleam:
                http://pets.webshots.com/photo/27066...04425996ObldSO

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                • #68
                  What Color?

                  So what color is this horse:
                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerri-jo/3674421214/ ?

                  Sooty palomino?

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Kyzteke View Post
                    So what color is this horse:
                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerri-jo/3674421214/ ?

                    Sooty palomino?
                    Liver Chesnut.

                    I love that picture of Kinor. So elegant!
                    Chris Misita
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                    • #70
                      Personally, I think he is bay or buckskin, but its hard to tell. I don't think he is chestnut however. His sire is black and his dam is buckskin...
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                      • #71
                        Buckskin I think.


                        I've seen several arabians (mostly chestnut) that had a sheen like that (beyond good diet and grooming), but not quite so metallic as the Teke lol.
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                        • #72
                          Agree, not liver. My guess is sooty buckskin or smoky brown
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                          • #73
                            Metallic coats

                            I found a photo of Lucy that shows her metallic coat. Look at the photo in my blog. It is obvious to me in the area of her shoulder.
                            Otherwise you see two shiny horses.

                            With Lucy's coat, it definitely reflects light, so has a pinkish silver reflection.

                            (The foal is my miracle baby. Lucy's cervix would not open and he was pulled out with chains. The mare almost didn't make it either.)
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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by JB View Post
                              Agree, not liver. My guess is sooty buckskin or smoky brown
                              Yeah, my guess would be sooty BS as well. Tekes are big into sooty.

                              He's one of Tito Pontecorvo's stallions, but I'm not sure if he's hear in TX or over in Russia.

                              He's a handsome boy, that's for sure (if you like Tekes)

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Nootka View Post
                                My mare who was Czech (back to Kinskey) had the sheen.
                                If she has kinsky in her, then she has akhal teke in her as well since the kinsky breed used akhal tekes in the original "mix".

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                                • #76
                                  Originally posted by Kyzteke View Post
                                  As a Teke breeder, I can say on Tekes that the hair is actually constructed differently from "normal" horsehair.
                                  It is different.

                                  My homebred half-Teke half-TB has a very different coat -- in appearance and feel -- than her TB mother or her two half-sisters (a full TB and a mostly TB/DWB cross). Zizi's hair is short and fine but dense. And shiny. You can sort of see it here, but it really doesn't do it justice.

                                  She doesn't really grow a winter coat at all and dirt/mud doesn't stick to her.

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                                  • #77
                                    Our Teke grows a winter coat, short thick and dense and whilst it still has a metalic sheen to it in winter in direct light it's much less apparent than in summer. Our Czech cremello has a glistening brilliantly shiney coat too but it doesn't compare to the metalic shimmer of a Teke. The refraction of light through the hollow hair is enhanced. It also absorbs the colours like a mirror that surround them so when taking photos they can appear green, blue, yellow etc.

                                    Winter:

                                    http://www.solaris-sport-horses.co.uk/kambarbay/

                                    Summer:

                                    http://www.solaris-sport-horses.co.uk/Kambarbay/

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                                    • #78
                                      Not a "gene" but I suppose having to do with testosterone, a lot of stallions have a "Sheen" to them. I have a red dun QH who looked like bronze he was so metallic looking. My appaloosa stallion, altho mostly white, has quite a sheen to his coat. But this is common among many males, particularly birds
                                      www.shawneeacres.net

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                                      • #79
                                        Originally posted by L&L View Post
                                        Our Teke grows a winter coat, short thick and dense and whilst it still has a metalic sheen to it in winter in direct light it's much less apparent than in summer. Our Czech cremello has a glistening brilliantly shiney coat too but it doesn't compare to the metalic shimmer of a Teke. The refraction of light through the hollow hair is enhanced. It also absorbs the colours like a mirror that surround them so when taking photos they can appear green, blue, yellow etc.

                                        Winter:

                                        http://www.solaris-sport-horses.co.uk/kambarbay/

                                        Summer:

                                        http://www.solaris-sport-horses.co.uk/Kambarbay/
                                        Wow, beautiful horse. Great action shots too.

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                                        • #80
                                          It's attributed to the "satin" gene, which I believe exists, at least similarly, in rabbits (?). The hair shaft is hollow, allowing for that great play of light. The Tekes are obviously well known for it, but not all have it, and some non-Tekes have it as well.

                                          It IS different from just a good shiny coat, and whatever role testosterone has for stallions.
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