(color pictured: Bay)

Color:

 

BAY

Bay horses have a body color coat that ranges from light-to-dark reddish-brown hues, and are distinguished by their black mane and tail, legs and ears rims.

 

BROWN

The Brown horse’s body color is black except for lighter brown areas around the muzzle, eyes, flanks, and insides of the legs.

 

BUCKSKIN

The Buckskin is a bay horse with one cream dilution gene which dilutes only body color to any shade from creamy tan to sooty brown with black mane, tail, legs and black ear rims. At least one parent must have a cream gene.

 

PERLINO

The Perlino is a bay horse with two cream dilution genes. It is born a creamy off white color with pink skin, blue eyes, yellowish mane and tail and legs. Both parents must have a cream gene.

 

AMBER CHAMPAGNE

The Amber Champagne is a bay horse diluted by a champagne gene. The body color can vary from a golden tan body color with chocolate brown points, though the legs are often lighter than the mane & tail. The foal coat color resembles a bay horse at birth and the skin is always pink and develops freckles on the exposed pink skin. The eyes are always blue at birth and change to brown or hazel color. At least one parent must be champagne.

 

AMBER CREAM CHAMPAGNE

The Amber Cream Champagne is a bay horse diluted to a creamy tan body color with light to medium brown points with the legs often lighter than the mane & tail. The skin is pink and as the horse ages it develops freckles on the exposed pink skin. The eye color is always blue at birth and usually ends up a greenish hazel color. At least one parent must be champagne and one parent a cream dilute or cream champagne.

 

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