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Bonny

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Hi Y'all,

Could you tell me the color of this horse? Is he a brown flaxen?

 

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Appears to be a very typical silver dapple to me........ Wow, love the grass and trees in the background there too!
 

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Thanks I have lots of trees!

Also he was muddy silly pony was rolling before I got a pic! That is the lighter patches you see.

I looked up silver and flaxen, how can you tell the difference between the two???
 

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He's a typical "Silver Dapple". Actually, the proper genetic name would be "Silver Black". That's what you get when a black horse also gets the silver gene. Silver Blacks come in many different shades...ranging from light silvery gray, to very dark brown (almost black) with manes ranging anywhere from a striking silver white....to a darker gray color. Many call the shade your guy is...."Chocolate Silver".


"Flaxen" is a yellow or cream shade. The lightened manes & tails on "Silvers" will have a definite gray or silver hue to them.
 

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Thanks Y'all, he is my friends horse and she asked about his color also so I posted to find out for sure. Thanks again!
 

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