- Feb 22, 2016
All of you who happen to know more about horse color genetics than I do, I need your help. I got this mare today and I don't know what color she is. To me she just looks brown. Which some people will argue is an actual color and others will say it's not. She could be sooty buckskin or dark slate grullo. Maybe even smokey black. I don't know. The people I bought her from say she's grullo, but I'm not totally sold on that becuase she doesn't have a dorsal stripe. They said that she had a "pure grullo foal" one time.. And they said the lady who bought the foal had this mare DNA tested to make sure it was actually her mom becuase she couldn't believe she'd have a grullo foal. And they told me that means she's grullo? Idk. Didn't make a lot of sense to me and it didn't seem like they really knew what they were talking about when it came to colors. Not that it matters becuase I didn't buy her based on her color. But I would like to know what to call her. And get it changed on her papers if I need to. Her papers just say brown. Anyways here she is, she's sweaty in some of the pictures.