What colour is he?

Discussion in 'Colour Questions' started by jc163041, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. jc163041

    jc163041 New Member


    The below horse is my sisters rescue case. The pictures are quite old but he is still the same colour now and then. He has a dorsal stripe that you cant see in the pics. What colour do you think he is? He is an Arab


  2. Diana

    Diana Gold Member

    Can Arabs be dun?
  3. jc163041

    jc163041 New Member

    Lol I dont know Diana. I always just say hes Roan Dun, cause i dont really know what he is. We were told he was Anglo arab, but we cant see any TB and he looks very similar to my sisters other pure arabs. He was a rescue case from dogger pens.
  4. hellokitty

    hellokitty Well-known Member

    I think he is Grey and will go lighter with age.
  5. jc163041

    jc163041 New Member

    Thanks hellokitty

    We thought he was a grey at the start too but his colour hasnt changed in the over 2.5 years my sister has had him. She got him as a 4 month old and his is now just over 3.
  6. jc163041

    jc163041 New Member

    juat bumping it up :)
  7. I say grey as well. Some greys can appear to have quite a pronounced dorsal stripe before they grey out completely.

    Also, with him not getting any lighter... Sometimes they stay quite dark for quite a long time, I know someone with a grey that is 4yo and still nearly black. And another person with a grey that has gotten no lighter since I met him a year or two ago. They all grey out at different rates.
  8. definitely grey
  9. mineees

    mineees Gold Member

    ditto,and his dorsal stripe isnt that dark,so not a dun...:)
  10. OBHH

    OBHH Well-known Member

    Yep, thats definately a grey.:D
  11. wawa85

    wawa85 Guest

    Definitely a grey. He has goggles and as for the dorsal stripe my old part arab mare had a nice black one and it has lightened with age (she is now 7). Her dam was also born with a dorsal stripe and was thought to be dun until she greyed out too.
  12. mineees

    mineees Gold Member

    duns can be grey,they can have the grey gene and also the dun factor.But they still have to have the other primitive markings also.And they still have a 50% chance of not throwing grey and a 50% chance of throwing the dun factor.So from a grey dun parent you can get a solid dun foal...:)
  13. jc163041

    jc163041 New Member

    awesome thanks for the replies.
    His dorsal stripe is actually quite dark I just havent got a good pic of it and the pics dont show it at all. thanks :)
  14. Pepsea

    Pepsea Gold Member

    if hes a arab or a anglo, he cannot be a roan, a dun etc. i say hes grey, some horses grey quickly, some take much longer
  15. celestialdancer

    celestialdancer Gold Member

    Grey :)

    I have a grey dun if you'd like to see a photo. They are VERY different to that boy! Haha
  16. mineees

    mineees Gold Member

    yes please would love to see one.....**)
  17. minimo

    minimo Active Member

    Definately a Grey...
  18. robbing'charisma

    robbing'charisma Well-known Member

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