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Still shots taken from Nature: Legendary White Stallions on PBS

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Daylene Alford
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Still shots taken from Nature: Legendary White Stallions on PBS

If anyone hasn't seen this you can watch it here http://video.pbs.org/video/2364999318/  Before I begin let me add a disclaimer that I'm just guessing and roan and cream may no longer exist in the breed.  

1) A posible Buckskin going gray

2) Possible Roan going gray

3) Same horse as #2

4)A neat shot showing shades of gray

5)vitiligo

6) a neat liver flaxen that they showed while talking about horses from North Africa

7)one of the two dark stallions

8)a neat shot of "The Imperial Stud with Lipizzaner Horses"

9) Capriole 

10)Last but not least a shot I took because I thought it was beautiful

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Thanks for posting the stills

Thanks for posting the stills, unfortunately the video is not available in my country... ;(

As for the colors I think your guesses are correct, since most breeding stock is homozygous for grey by now due to the constant use of Arab bloodlines, all the nice colors are hidden... ;( So you can only look at the youngsters and have a glimpse at what colorful breed they once have been.

There are only very few breeders using non-grey-bloodlines and breeding for the bay or black lines, solid colors are still preferred in Europe. I have never seen a chestnut Lipizzan, that color was despised in old Spain and it has a long history of being avoided in breeding stock at that times.

Since I have collected several pics of Hamilton's paintings, I will post them below for you. The one of the broodmares comes in two pieces, it actually is one large painting. The white stallion#28 looks like a max sabino to me, he has a black rim around his eye, what do you think? The other one is a homozygous cream, maybe perlino?

Okay, I can't upload the pics - it says it exceeded 8MB which is not correct...all of them are small files - sorry ;(

I'll send them to you privately, hope that works out. ;)

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These are from tjuri

These are from tjuri