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  •  Grulla (11+ / 0-)

    As a person who bred them for a couple decades, I hope I can answer your question.

    Grulla is a shade of dun.  Think of dun factor as bleach - it is a gene that lightens, or washes out, the base color.  Hence, it is an additional gene that changes the color the horse would be without it.

    Dun = a bay horse with the dun factor.  The dun factor "washes out" the red/brown body color but leaves the points untouched.  Hence, a dun will have the black points of a bay but the body color will lighten to a light red/brown to golden tone.

    Grulla - a black horse with dun factor.

    Red dun - a chestnut or sorrel horse with dun factor.

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    by Miss Blue on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 07:53:16 PM PST

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