HORSE COLORS Apr 30, 2011 17:09:00 GMT -5
Post by Stella.♥ on Apr 30, 2011 17:09:00 GMT -5
*Must have light eyes
*Must have pink skin
*But has grey/black skin which means grey horse
*You can see the grey
FLEA BITTEN GREY
*fully white-haired horse that develops red hairs flecked throughout the coat
*Looks black with grey/white splotches
*Dark eyes dark skin
*Blond pelt and light hair
*Dark or light eyes
*Black line in spine
*Can range in ''browns''
*Looks like bay but lighter
*very dark brown
*Sometimes just called brown
*Mane sometimes lighter
*Lighter ''blonde'' mane
*A black with roaning pattern
*must be white and a color
*Many other type other then PINTO, but PINTO most common.
* Piebald: a black and white spotting pattern (term more commonly used in the UK than the USA)
* Skewbald: a spotting pattern of white and any other color other than black, or a spotting pattern of white and two other colors, which may include black.
* Overo: Describes a group of spotting patterns genetically distinct from one another, characterized by sharp, irregular markings with a horizontal orientation, usually more dark than white. In some cases, the face is usually white, often with blue eyes. The white rarely crosses the back, and the lower legs are normally dark. Variations include "Frame Overo" and "Splashed white." Sometimes Sabino below is also classified in the overo family.
* Sabino: Often confused with roan or rabicano, a slight spotting pattern characterized by high white on legs, belly spots, white markings on the face extending past the eyes and/or patches of roaning patterns standing alone or on the edges of white markings
* Tobiano: Spotting pattern characterized by rounded markings with white legs and white across the back between the withers and the dock of the tail, usually arranged in a roughly vertical pattern and more white than dark, with the head usually dark and with markings like that of a normal horse. i.e. star, snip, strip, or blaze.
* Tovero: spotting pattern that is a mix of tobiano and overo coloration, such as blue eyes on a dark head. May also refer to horses with Tobiano coloring that carry a recessive overo gene.
* Paint: pinto horses with known Quarter Horse and/or Thoroughbred bloodlines. This is a separate breed of horse.
*dilute of cream
*Yellowish or tan
*darker-colored mane and tail, a dorsal stripe
*occasionally faint horizontal zebra stripings on the upper legs
*Coat is solid "mouse-colored" gray or silver with black or dark gray primitive markings.
*Includes Knabstrup, Noriker, and the Appaloosa
* blanket: white over the hip that may extend from the tail to the base of the neck. The spots inside the blanket (if present) are the same color as the horse's base coat.
* varnish roan: a mix of body and white hairs that extends over the entire body—no relation to true roan
* snowflake: white spots on a dark body. Typically the white spots increase in number and size as the horse ages.
* leopard: dark spots of varying sizes over a white body.
* few spot leopard: a nearly white horse from birth that retains color just above the hooves, the knees, 'armpits', mane and tail, wind pipe, and face
* frost: similar to varnish but the white hairs are limited to the back, loins, and neck.