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laurenk
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Does anyone know what colour this is?
this is my morgan gelding, his colour genetics have come back ee aa with no silver What colour do you think he might be?
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He's a dark flaxen chestnut.

He's a dark flaxen chestnut. I think Morgans commonly have the super dark chestnuts now that I think of it.

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Yes, Morgans tend to be

Yes, Morgans tend to be darker than other breeds.

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I'm fairly certain shes just

I'm fairly certain shes just chestnut, but I wouldn't be surprised if she tested black silver.

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I think you misread

I think you misread RiddleMeThis. The horse has already been tested ee aa with no silver.

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His full sister tested the

His full sister tested the same but she looks like a true flaxen chestnut we thought he was a black silver until we got him tested. It has been suggested sooty something?

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Yep I did misread. Thanks

Yep I did misread. Thanks admin.

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laurenk wrote:His full sister

His full sister tested the same but she looks like a true flaxen chestnut we thought he was a black silver until we got him tested. It has been suggested sooty something?

It's easy to tell if a horse has the sooty allele- just look at your horse closely. The sooty allele will mix in black hairs, especially throughout the upper portion of the body. The shade allele will just darken, but to me this looks more similar to a sooty chestnut. :)

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Shade allele???

Shade allele???

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rabbitsfizz wrote:Shade

Shade allele???

Okay, perhaps it's just a term? I had read about it a bit in one of Sponenberg's book on equine color genetics. I still don't understand shade very well at all, but it still is a factor. Or, at least a term used to define darker or lighter hairs vs. lighter hairs with black hairs mixed in.

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I don't actually think it is.

I don't actually think it is. Shade has nothing to do with colour genetics. A chestnut is a chestnut- you get dark ones and you get light ones, unless they are affected by sooty they are just, genetically, the same.

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rabbitsfizz wrote:I don't

I don't actually think it is. Shade has nothing to do with colour genetics. A chestnut is a chestnut- you get dark ones and you get light ones, unless they are affected by sooty they are just, genetically, the same.

Okay, that makes sense. Thanks :)

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