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colorfan
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about frosting
Is frosting a dun factor or can frosting show up on other dilutions or colors? thanks.
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Re: about frosting

Depends.

IMO (and others) the stuff caused by dun, isn't called frosting, its guard hairs. Dun can cause them, and it appears wild bay can cause them as well.

Cream (usually on bay bases) causes frosting.

The difference imo is that guard hairs are body/self colored, and frosting is white.

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Re: about frosting

my haffy has red guard hairs on her flaxen mane...they only go up about an inch or two...they really stand out when you look for them because she is light blonde in her mane and her body and guard hairs are coppery

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Re: about frosting

Agree with RMT. Take note of the color of the guard hairs on a grulla or bay dun, they will match the body color. On a buckskin they will be white (and IMO it's one of the nearly certain ways of telling a dunskin from a dun).

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Re: about frosting

It never fails to amaze me how obvious some info is once it is pointed out.

Would you also agree that guard hairs are stiffer and shorter?

I am thinking of a particular horse, I think he is a buckskin and now considering the frosting is indeed white that appears to confirm he is buckskin.

thanks

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Yup, indeed. Especially on the non dilutes the guard hairs seem shorter and stiffer.

Check this one out. He's presumed bay with no dilutes:

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His guard hairs match his coat exactly and in the first photo it almost looks as if his whole mane is self colored, that's why I posted the second as well.

I've also got photos somewhere of some duns (a bay and a red) with their coat matching guard hairs. They're very cool.

Oh here's one (the red):
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Re: about frosting

accphotography beet me to it. Got to love DA have so many interesting horses Faved.

Third Peppermint
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I love that one horse's Groucho Marx eyebrow!

Ugh, if only he had a mustache.

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Ain't he cool? I've been trying to locate his owner for ages now.

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Thanks, love the white cat, had one like that with mismatched eyes myself many years ago.

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This white cat?

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Most expensive cat in the entire world, as far as I'm concerned. Interesting color note: she appears solid white with a blue eye and a yellow eye, is not deaf, but when she was a kitten she had a couple black hairs on the top of her head that have since disappeared. I'm thinking splash and sabino.

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I'm thinking gorgeous. I've never been a fan of all white, but it really suits such an adorable fluffball. Does she mat?

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Third Peppermint
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Not at all. She sheds something fierce because of her medical problems, though. I actually really like her hair when it's still attached to her body. Super thick, plush, and silky.

I love her, though!
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