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  •  Blacks? (4+ / 0-)
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    I remember reading somewhere that for a horse to qualify as "black" in color, it had to have black skin....

    Interesting list, I've known all those descriptive words, but never exactly what each of them meant.  

    •  And most blacks are born some shade of gray. (1+ / 0-)
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      Often a dark smoky gray or a pewter gray.

      While grays are almost always born a color, frequently chestnnut or bay.  

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      by Sirenus on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 07:20:38 PM PST

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      •  I have a grey horse that is named Penny (0+ / 0-)

        because she was the color of a penny when she was born!

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        by eXtina on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 08:33:50 PM PST

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      •  Have a Straight Egyptian that was given to me (0+ / 0-)

        that was a very mousy grey when he was a yearling, but became progressively whiter with each season's new coat. Now he is six and almost qualifies as a white,

        •  Actually, "whites" are gray who've aged a bit. (0+ / 0-)

          A gray horse normally starts as a bay or chestnut, then starts growing in more white hairs each year, for a gray effect that grows progressively whiter until by the time they're ten or so, they're completely white.

          The ones who tend to look "grayish" with an undertone of red or blue are roans. You never are sure what your foal will look like until he's shed out at least one winter coat, though you can make some good guesses depending on the color of both mom and dad. But even then, a color gene will sometimes skip a generation.

          Then there are "silvers" found more commonly in ponies. A silver bay is a bay with individual strands of white hair in the mane and tail, but the number of white hairs do not increase with age.

          Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

          by Sirenus on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 06:46:24 AM PST

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    •  It's interesting that there have only been four (2+ / 0-)
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      Black Kentucky Derby winners.  No Whites, and only one Roan.

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      by Keith930 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 07:26:13 PM PST

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    •  All horse other than white... (1+ / 0-)
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      have black skin.  The only exception is the skin under white markings - that would be pink.

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      by Miss Blue on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 07:54:48 PM PST

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