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Horse colours complete by EdithSparrow Horse colours complete by EdithSparrow
i don't think iv missed any f i have please tell me i'l happily add it in or if i have any thing wrong ^.^

*:new: Appaloosa Genetics corrected, Thanks totalrandomusername
Somatic , Reverse Brindle , Blood Shoulder Markings and Chimeras added :dev Thanks MiusEmpire:new:*


Chestnut Horse Colours by EdithSparrow
Chestnuts are a very common coat colour and come in many shades.
Same may be mistaken for palominos or so dark they look almost black.Its coursed by two reccesive genes. (so if you breed two chestnut horses you will get a chestnut offspring)
there mane and tail may be darker or lighter than the bace coat.
They have grey skin unless theres a white marking.


Black Horse Colours by EdithSparrow
Black horses are complety black and have no permanently brown or reddish spots and are quite uncommon to find a fully black horse.
Faded black may appear if your horse lives outdoors in the sun and it has bleached the horses coat.
They have dark grey or black skin and pink skin when there are white marking.


Bay Horse Colours by EdithSparrow
Bay horses are usually brown with dark black points.
They come in a wide range of shades from caramel colour to very dark brown that almost looks black
Bay must not me mistaken for Dun horses they have no dorsel stripe.
They have Grey skin unless a whit marking appears.
various browns with black points that go over the "knee".
Wild Bay
Lighter brown with minimal black points.
Seal Bay (Seal Brown)
Dark brown could with lighter caramel under parts and points.


Greys (Gray)

Grey Horse Colours by EdithSparrow
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The horse can born any colour and will slowly "grey out" untill they reach white or light grey.
There skin is grey unless theres white marking at birth that will stay the same colour and will not grey out.
Dapple Grey
Dapple grey is in the middle of the "greying out" process it mostly spears on darker horses and as they gry out it will appear in circles or dark and white.
Rose Grey
Appears on chestnut or reddish born horses and they keep a bit of there colour making the horse look rose tinted or light pink.
Flea Bitten Grey
Where the horse i fully greyed out but has left freckle like markings of the born color
This must not be mistaken for appaloosa few spots where the horse is born with spots.
Dom White
_ _/ _ _/nW(never WW as the foal would die before it was born so never breed to dom whites together or to an overo)
Extremely rare where the horse is born white and has pink skin all over the body.
they usually have blue eyes.
These are very very rare as most foals die before birth or soon after.

~Creams and Pearls~

Palomino horses have a yellow or gold coat, with a white or light cream mane and tail.
The shades of the body coat color range from cream to a dark gold.
Palomino is created by the single cream gene.
They have grey skin unless theres a white marking and they have brown eyes sometimes amber
Cremello have a light goden coat with white or cream mane and tail.
They have light pink rosy skin and blue eyes.
Cremellos carry two copies of the cream gene.
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create a light chestnut coloured coat
grey skin and dark eyes
(i dont now much about this one sorry)
Buckskin is the result of a single cream gene acting on a bay horse.
The horse has a tan or gold colored coat with black points with dark skin.
Must not be mistaken for Duns, Buckskin has no back stripe.
Smokey Cream
Smoky Creams are homozygous cream blacks, and very difficult to visually distinguish from cremellos or perlinos.
(dont know much about them sorry)
Smokey Black
Smokey black is a few shades lighter than true black and is a result of a single Cr gene.
May be mistaken for faded blacks , gurllo or liver chestnut.
(not much known about this one too sorry)
Palomino Pearl
Both the Cream gene and the pearl gene acting on a chestnut base creating a very light palomino.
(not much known sorry)
Buckskin Pearl
Both the pearl and cream gene acting on a bay coat.

~Champagne Gene~

Classic Champagne
Classic Champagne is the action of champagne on a black coat.
The body coat is chocolate, the mane and tail a darker shade.
The legs may also be slightly darker.
It has dark skin and brown eyes.
Amber Champagne
Amber champagne is produced by the action of champagne on a bay coat.
The coat is gold with chocolate points.
It has dark skin and brown eyes.
Golden Champagne
Gold champagne is produced by the action of champagne on a chestnut coat.
The coat is gold, and the mane and tail are typically ivory.
It has grey skin and light brown eyes.
Darker shades of this may be mistaken for a Red Dun.


The dun gen lightens the coat leaving the "correct" or darker coloured stripe along is back and points.
Has a darker mane and tail.
Can affect any colour coats a few examples shown.
Always leaves stripes around where the dun breaks on the legs and muzzle.
Duns have dark skin and Brown eyes unless there is a white marking.

Gurllo(Black Dun)
The dun gene acting on a black base coat.
Lightens it to a mousie colour leaving the mane , tail and points black.
Classic Dun(Bay Dun)
The dun acting on a bay base coat.
Lightens the coat to a golden or mousie brown colour leaving the mane , tail and points black.
Red dun
The dun gene acting on a chestnut base.
Lightens to a pinky colour leaving the mane,tail and points a redy chestnut colour.

~Pinto Patterns~

_ _/_ _/Sb_
Creates a roaning around the edge of white marking making the skin pink and eye blue if the marking apears over the eye.
Often mixed with other pinto patterns.
Do not mistake for the Splash gene it can create the same making but with a roaned edge with out the Splash gene present.
In a Dom Sabino it will travel all the way up to the horses back but will never meet or affect the mane and tail.
_ _/_ _/T_
A pinto marking that creates white marking and pinking the skin.
The white always apears on the legs from the hocks and knees down.
The white often crosses the back between the withers and the dock of the tail
Facial markings are similar to those of a traditionally solid-colored horse.
The white patches which are usually rounded or oval in shape, rather than jagged.
_ _/ _ _/O
( Dom genes creates lethal white and with kill the foal during pregnancy or soon after birth)
Creates a jagged white marking affecting the skin making it pink.
Often creates a horizontal pattern never joining on the back or under the belly.
If the pattern touches the mane or tail it turns it white.
_ _/ _ _/Spl_
This gene creates a white marking with pink skin as well as making the horses eye blue.
Most horse with this gene will only have two front socks or stockings or a small underbelly markings.
Some more extreme cases look as if the horse has been dipped in paint, as unlike the Sibino creates a smooth divide in colour.
no matter how minimal the horse will always have a blue eye even with out a white head marking.



_ _/_ _/R _
The roan gene creates a mixture of white hairs and coloured hairs on the body that makes the base coat look lighter.
Coursed by a a dom gene (R)
it affects the main body of the horse leaving the legs and head the base colour.
It can also leak into the mane and tail.
Some times thourgh injury there may be lighter spots or even darker spots.
Roans may also be born freckled where there are spots on the coat where there is no roaning
on rare occasions it can effect just a small area of the horse.
Strawberry Roan
When the roan acts on a chestnut base it makes the coat turn a pinky shade hence the name Strawberry.
Blue Roan
When the roan appears on a black base coat it makes it look almost blue
Bay Roan
Roaning can appear on any mixture of coat colours for example Bay roan.


~ Appaloosa ~

I dont know alot about the appy but heres what kassousminou said xD

Noted "Lp", it is modified by "patn1", "patn2" and possibly others. The leopard complex produces spotted coat. The skin is mottled and the eyes can be any colors. They often have stripped hooves. There is multiple form, depending on the modifier. It is an incomplete dominant gene, which means that "LpLp" will act differently than "nLp".
=> "nLp" : produce a varnish roan appaloosa. It looks like a roan horse, with uneven color on the body. It is a changing color, which means that it will extend with time.
=> "LpLp" : produce also a varnish roan, but with more white hair.
=> "nLp patn1" : produce a leopard appaloosa. It produce spots of colors on the white coat. The color is the base color that shows through the spots.
=> "nLp patn1patn1" : produce a leopard appaloosa with more white.
=> "nLp patn2" : produce a blanket appaloosa. It restraint the white to the rump of the horse. The "blanket" is spotted like the leopard.
=> "nLp patn2patn2" : doesn't change anything and is still a blanket
=> "LpLp patn1" : produce a few spots appaloosa. The coat is white with some few small spots of the base color
=> "LpLp patn1patn1" : doesn't change anything and is still a few spot
=> "LpLp patn2" : produce a snowcap appaloosa. It looks a bit like the few spot, but with the white restraint to the rump and back of the horse.
=> "LpLp patn2patn2" : doesn't change anything and is still a snowcap
Note that I never mixed patn1 with patn2. It can happens, but the patn1 is dominant over the patn2 so it would act like a single patn1.



_ _ /_ _ /Z_
Effects black(?) horses turning their mane and tail white.
Can also create dapples on the horses coat.
Only appears on chestnuts(?) turns their manes and tails a golden blond colour.
it is coursed but reccive genes so horses can carry the gene but not show any simptems and only if its bred with another flaxen carrier will create a flaxen foal.
_ _/ _ _/Sty_
Sooty is a common color modifier that can act on both red and black based coats.
Sooty, also known as smutty or counter shading, causes dark hairs to be spread throughout a horses coat, usually concentrated from the top of the back down.
Sooty horses often have spectacular dappling because of the contrast of colors in their coats
_ _/_ _/P_
Pangare is a modifier that acts by lightening certain portions of a horse's coat, usually the muzzle, the belly, the inner forearms and thighs, and sometimes even the chest or around the eyes.
When it acts on a chestnut coat, the horse usually will have a flaxen mane and tail.
It can act on any color, and varies in intensity.
It is often found in pony and draft breeds, such as Haflingers, Fjords, Exmoors,



Bird Catcher Spots
Birdcatcher spots are small, round, white spots scattered throughout a horse's coat.
In many cases, the spots appear and grow in number for a period of years, and then gradually fade away.
Sometimes, the spots will persist throughout a horse's lifetime
Bend Spots
These are random dark spots on a lighter coat, often seen on chestnuts and palominos.
They vary in size, sometimes only dime-sized, and sometimes as big as an outspread hand.
Brindle is an unusual pattern of dark, vertical lines on a lighter-colored coat.
Though it is seen in a variety of breeds, it is quite rare.
There is no known gene tht creates this
Reverse Brindle
Most brindle horses have dark stripes on a lighter body color, but a rare few have white stripes on a dark body color.
While it is possible that white brindles are chimeric (and certainly some may be), the current thought is that the color is probably the result of a one-time mutation, probably of rabicano.
This horses geno would be ee/aa and EE/aa
Chimeras are the result of the fusing of fraternal twins in utero resulting in 2 sets of DNA in 1 horse.
eg. This horses geno would be Ee/Aa
Somatic mutations are the result of a gene that is accidentally switched "off," often resulting in odd patches of color on an otherwise ordinary coat.
For example The black patch on the otherwise bay coat was the result of the agouti gene misfiring leaving that section of its coat an undiluted black.

Grey Scale reference slime-stock 
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ivy020 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! Amazing.
SynBrittany Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I'm going to report this if you don't add credit. -_-
EdithSparrow Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
sorry i could not find the stock i used to do this i started the grey scale drawing years ago like at least a year before i posted this and when i went back to credit i could not find the photo so could not track it back to any one hence no credit as i could not find it

it has been added 
please be more polite like its not my fault the stock disappeared 
SynBrittany Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
The stock is NOT mine and not FREE. If you replied to messages you would know that it belongs to slime-stock who has been asking you to take this down for months.
EdithSparrow Featured By Owner Edited Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
like i said I LOST THE STOCK i had been working on that piece for 2 years i will correct 

I got told to take down a grey scale package  since i was asking people to pay to use it and making money off it (well no one brought it but it could of happened) that i did take down and apologized as for messages i answer all i get yes a few may slip through a i do get a lot of messages 
please when i used the stock it was FREE if people change things after thats not my fault and i dont see how it could be since when i found and decided to use it it was FREE 
if you are accusing me of using this stock then you are very much mistaken i respect peoples decisions for paid stock ect and i dont ever use unless i find one i really like and thats never happened, if you ask Slime Stock then im sure she will say that the start it was free to use 
SynBrittany Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
It's in her gallery, right on the first page. If you are using stock it is your responsibility to save it properly and credit when you are finished. It doesn't matter how long you are working on something, if she wants to she could have you remove it because you didn't follow her stock rules and DA enforces that wish. You need to note her and take it up with her on what she wants you to do because it's not free stock and you have no credit after ignoring the demand for credit from the stock provider. I personal know slime-stock and I know she doesn't allow people to rip her off because she works hard to provide stock. It's also the reason why this stock image is no longer free to use because of people like you. So again, note her, it's basically her call on what you do because you refused to follow her rules.
EdithSparrow Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
also i looked back to her comment I WAS ON HOLIDAY so yh i multiply deleted my messages when i got back as i had over 3000
and im not ripping her off I DIDENT KNOW WHO OWNED IT  i have happily now credited her I USED THE STOCK WHEN IT WAS FREE i have done nothing wrong 
I AM NOT profiting from this i made it to HELP people for FREE 
and i dident follow her rule AS I DIDENT KNOW WHO OWNED THE STOCK 
and people like me? some one who has tried to help the equine community by creating this that has taken me weeks and weeks to make out of my own time and thats not counting me drawing the thing! i have put alot of work into this i will happily do any thing Slime even pay for something i used when it was free you have no right to be having a go at me like this i did nothing but oblige to your first request that is there LOOK so please i will take it up with slimes i would appreciate if you left me alone 
SynBrittany Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Excuses aren't going to change anything and neither is screaming... ._.
EdithSparrow Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
i have noted Slimes directly any more messages from you will be ignored 
EdithSparrow Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
its not an excuse its truth 
look through my gallery every time i have used stock i have credited or linked and im not screaming i was just making it more clear for you to understand 
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