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Gray horse with dark points
I just saw a photo of a horse that appears to be a nearly whited out grey on her body, yet her legs are still very dark (nearly black). Can anyone point me to more images where I might find greys that seem to retain their dark point? I think it is really lovely, but had never seen such a dramatic difference before and wondered how common it is. I am not sure if this link will work of the horse I am talking about: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=21246&id=106213112734450#!/photo.p..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Gray horse with dark points

On my screen that appears to be a light buckskin. Sort of creamy warm tones to her coat, plus her muzzle is dark.
I'll look for some examples of greys with their dark points, I know I have a pic of mist when we got her, her legs were black black!

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I wonder if she is a buckskin going gray and isn't completely gray yet. That could explain her light color and dark legs? Her tail and mane do look like they are turning, but her body color has a 'yellow' cast to it and I can't decide if that is her body-color (buckskin) or the sun's light shining on her and turning her a golden color. I am also not sure if I'm seeing flea-bites on her neck/chest area, which would point more definitively towards gray. I also think I can see what looks like the blood vein graying streaks on her legs, but I'm not certain with the brush in the way.

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The pattern of dark on her legs (inc. pointing up above knees) looks like roan to me, maybe a buckskin roan? Overall impression does look like grey though.

[color=#804000][i]I bought me a horse twas called a grey mare
Grey mane and grey tail and green stripe on her back
Grey mane and grey tail and green stripe on her back
Weren't a hair upon her that was not coal black[/i][/color]

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Re: Gray horse with dark points

Hmm, maybe.

At any rate, here's a horse who still has rather dark legs:
http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/Pe..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pid..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/Pe..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/Pe..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/Pe..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Those are in order between ages 7 and 8, by the time we sold her at age 13 she looked like this:
http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/Pe..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Gray horse with dark points

The pattern on her legs does indeed look roan and it appears that there may be a roan behind her in the pictures. I'm going to guess roan going gray. Roan seems to delay the graying process so may be causing what we see here.

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I'm seeing gray that just hasn't really hit the legs yet. Some do that. No clue on base color but don't necessarily see a reason to suspect roan.

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Well from my cellphone it still looks silver buckskin more than anything lol!

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I thought buckskin going grey right off, but I do see the roan points -

Grey does odd things...here's a pally gone grey: http://www.curlyfarm.com/photos/nov06/im..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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I thought buckskin going grey right off, but I do see the roan points -

Grey does odd things...here's a pally gone grey: http://www.curlyfarm.com/photos/nov06/im..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ahhh that has such a Lipi face on it !

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ha! It does, doesn't it!?

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That looks cool! I do see the grey, and yes it does look interesting for it to have hardly greyed the legs yet!

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I see a Buttermilk Buckskin, no Grey....

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Then what explains the whiteish tail and the gray hairs down onto the lower legs?

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Re: Gray horse with dark points

silver XD
actually on an actual computer I can see grey, but I still think buckskin first thing. It looks as though the face might have fleabites....who knows.
looks like the same horse but from above:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=29..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Gray horse with dark points

I see grey. I think the roan base or buckskin base is a good guess.

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If the chestnut is her foal it looks very dark and rich coloured like it will grey out.

[color=#804000][i]I bought me a horse twas called a grey mare
Grey mane and grey tail and green stripe on her back
Grey mane and grey tail and green stripe on her back
Weren't a hair upon her that was not coal black[/i][/color]

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OP horse looks gray to me. Base color, who knows, but definitely gray IMO.

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Re: Gray horse with dark points

I see grey and I think the warm tones are from the afternoon sun.

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Re: Gray horse with dark points

Thanks for the feedback. I am 90% sure that the warm tones are from evening sun, as the whole image has a slight warm cast to it. I did think it could be a buckskin going grey too and that it might account for the darker legs. I personally don't see roan in either horse, as the one behind her is greying too IMO (her face is the same amount of grey hairs as her body and obvious goggles). Anyways I think she is a lovely color and I do appreciate the comments :)

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They all look like buckskins, just with their foal coat coming out

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Well yeah that's why I posted adult pics of the first and third horses lol.

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