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Bay dun mare?

Are dun stripes this thin common? Here is the mare from the side (can't see anything much from this).… Supposedly she is from a bay tobiano stallion and a red dun mare that was from a line back dun sire and a bay mare. What do you all think?

Jenks Sun, 02/22/2009 - 06:59

I have no idea. That's a tough one with all the white covering where the normal markers would be. If she's out of a true dun though, I'd guess she was dun.

Daylene Alford Sun, 02/22/2009 - 09:00

I will say dun also, but I'd like to see a picture of her dorsal from behind.

Monsterpony Sun, 02/22/2009 - 13:36

The only time I've seen dorsals that are very thin are on Fjords and crosses. Her base color does not seem very diluted to me and it is rather shiny and deep colored for a dun. Dun works by moving all the pigment to the underside of the hairshaft, which makes it so the hair isn't very reflective. This gives duns the lighter coat color and they tend to be "duller" since there is no pigment to reflect back light. But this is a very tough call and I am on the fence to say whether shes dun or not.

critterkeeper Wed, 02/25/2009 - 10:11

If there is a case of a horse needing testing for dun, this would qualify. A real stumper this one... :?

Threecritters Wed, 02/25/2009 - 12:33

She looks like bay mare with a "fake" dorsal stripe. Here is a picture of my bay dun mare in her winter woolies and behind her (not the Paint) is my bay mare in her winter woolies. My bay mare has a 1.5" super defined dorsal stripe summer and winter, but is still a bay.