Copra turning black horse copper?

Discussion in 'Feeding Horses' started by smc8_0, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. smc8_0

    smc8_0 New Member

    Has anyone fed copra to a black horse and found that it makes them go that orangey coppery colour?

    I've read that its good for darkening coats but I have a black horse who's other siblings are black, but my fella goes orangey yuck and the others dont. Only difference is the copra?!?

    I'm sure genetics etc play a role but was just wondering about the copra...

    TIA :)
  2. Picup436

    Picup436 Active Member

    The Friesian I ride is on Copra, and he's looking darker this year than he ever has. He's normally the one that goes coppery and looks yuck, but he's looking sensational at the moment.
  3. JustJam

    JustJam Well-known Member

    It's highly unlikely that Copra has anything to do with the change in colour. I can't even begin to imagine how much you would need to feed to achieve that.

    That kind of colour change is more likely due to sun/weather damage (bleaching) which can happen even in winter on heavily overcast days.

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