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  • Name that Color!

    Mom is chestnut, dad is apparently a red dun (QHs)... These are the only 2 pics I have...guesses?

    Mane and tale look decently dark, but I know nothing about foal coloring honestly... *please not chestnut, please not chestnut* lol

    **yes, this is the aforementioned foal for a playmate.

    UPDATED at 5months old: http://s717.photobucket.com/user/vba...20at%205months
    Last edited by Irish_Love; Sep. 26, 2013, 12:07 PM.

  • #2
    are you positive dad is a red dun? Can you get a closer view of this guys lower legs? He is most likely red dun but he's looking suspiciously bay-like (probably still dun). Dun can really push leg black way way down
    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET


    • Original Poster

      I wish. The owner bought mom unknowingly in foal, as she was knocked up by a backyard "I thought he was too young to breed" qh while with the seller. I asked specifically if the sire was red or bay dun, and she indicated red, but I thought the mane and tail looked a bit dark.


      • #4
        Ah, gotcha. I've seen red duns that had pretty dark manes and tails, but his darkness looks too "not-red". Could be lighting or my monitor. If you get him, get a good close up of his pastern area
        The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET


        • #5
          The sire *could* be a bay dun and the owners are just calling him a red dun.

          For example, this filly is being called a red dun which, to me, she is obviously bay based.
          The Sempiternal Horse


          • Original Poster

            Updated pics *bump* definitely looks NOT red... so just regular ole Bay or bay dun? How can you tell on a foal?


            • #7
              I see bay dun. It'll be easier to tell once the baby fuzz is gone, but at this point the dark head and yellowish body color say dun to me.
              Life is short. Ride your best horse first.


              • #8
                Bay dun. Bay for sure, and while it's possible sooty count be strengthening the dorsal stripe, the color tone in the first pics, as well as these current ones, tell me dun as well.
                The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET


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                  • #10
                    I say bay dun, but I'm certainly no expert...
                    Tack Cleaning/All-Things-Tack nut
                    ~DQ wanna-be~


                    • Original Poster

                      UPDATED PICS?!?

                      Well now the daddy may be wrong so I'm up in the air. I guess I could just wait it out and see next spring, but the unknown is killin me lol

                      For those that will still entertain this question: here are some updated pics...what the hell color is he? I'm leading towards sooty buckskin now? Mom is a lighter chestnut (also pics in that album) with countershading dorsal stripe.



                      • #12
                        Dun because of the dorsal stripe... maybe a sooty dun? Other than that I'm not sure what he'll turn out to look like. I'm not seeing the stripes on his legs or the shading over his shoulders and a face mask that is typical of a true dun...

                        My 1/2 QH (actually 1/4 QH because daddy was appendix) filly has had a dorsal stripe since she was born, and the likeliness of her being a dun is very very rare. Dam is liver chestnut and Sire is dark bay. People keep telling me she will loose the stripe and more than likely be a dark bay or seal brown... she changes colors each time she sheds so I'm in the same impatient boat as you...


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SouthernYankee View Post
                          Dun because of the dorsal stripe... maybe a sooty dun? .
                          Dorsal stripe does not always = Dun. I have two bays (no chance of dun since they are Arabs & Arab/WB crosses) who have pronounced dorsal stripes due to counter shading.


                          • #14
                            Kyzteke I was meaning Dun over buckskin because of the dorsal stripe. The horse won't be a buckskin but could be some shade of dun. In my second paragraph describing my own filly I go into how she's got the dorsal stripe but isn't a dun... so I fully understand how it is possible for bays and chestnuts to have a dorsal stripe.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SouthernYankee View Post
                              Kyzteke I was meaning Dun over buckskin because of the dorsal stripe. The horse won't be a buckskin but could be some shade of dun. In my second paragraph describing my own filly I go into how she's got the dorsal stripe but isn't a dun... so I fully understand how it is possible for bays and chestnuts to have a dorsal stripe.
                              Sorry...I was just responding to the first sentence of your post " Dun because of the dorsal stripe..."

                              You sounded pretty positive in that part...just skimmed the rest. My bad.


                              • #16
                                Well whatever he is, it's certainly not chestnut based, which means dad can't be the red dun (if he truly is a red dun).