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Judi Renchen

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Can anyone explain a bit more about color to me. I have a non fading Black horse with just a small star. His registration says his sire is a Blue Roan Appaloosa and his Dam is a Dun. His Grand sire is also a Blue Roan App and his Grandam on his Sire side is Black App. I can't find any other information on his Dam side. I just don't understand how he could be so black.

My way of thinking with the Dun being a dilution gene and having this much app in him it would really bring the percentages down for him to be this black. Hope someone can explain it to me.

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A blue roan is a black based horse with the roan modifying the color.

Take away the roan gene and you have a black horse.

Dun....what color dun? Chestnut, black, purple, gray? If any other color than chestnut, those horses will also be a black based horse.

That's all I know. Some one with more smarts will come on soon enough.
 
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Sheryl -- Is there a purple dun color for horses??? You know, this sounds like something I should aquire!!!
 

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I just through that in there to see if anyone was paying attention. Apparently you two were.
 
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