Stripes, bars, zig-zags, splotches, marbling, mottling, lines... even
zippers! Also, the difference between regular and wild bay with dun.
While some sites emphasize the strongest or most typical markings, my goal is
to show the complete *range* of possible markings on dun horses, even to the
extremes of stripes all over ("brindle dun") or no visible striping
("stealth dun", as in OSO X, the
cremello dun AQHA stallion.)
Punkin, a red dun filly by Legend of Pride, of Amarugia
four photos are from Haas Quarter Horses: Ricki ,
Holly, Chex and Sassy (front and hind legs, not necessarily in that
Jenner's recently acquired colt. She adds that "he has these
thumbprint markings in the middle of the back of his ears, the dorsal,
great shoulder marking, eye marks.....basically the works."
Hope Haven Farm,
Mark and Amy Jenner,15365 Rattlesnake Trail, Ivor, Virginia 23866 --
757-365-9710 -- HopeHavenFarm@aol.com
|LARGE photo of a dun
on bay (Kiger), on which the leg markings are very visible. This is Helena of Steens, a 2 year old Kiger filly owned by Diane
Pinney of Spanish Sage Ranch, in California.
Helena is by Kiger Dundee, a grulla, and out of Steens Maria, a zebra dun.
Born 4/1/2000, Bred by: Applegate Kigers
Wouldn't it be great if all duns had clearly marked legs like this!
legs belong to a lovely dun QH mare I met the summer of 2003. I
had hoped to see
a lot more of her, as she belongs to an acquaintance, but I haven't.
I hear she has had a bay filly by a black Mustang, now. You can see
the unusual dun leg marking in the first
photo. In the second, you can't see it, because her leg barring is
encased in black. If someone saw that photo only, they might say
she is "just" a buckskin. The third photo, of her hocks,
shows (barely) an example of "mottling" rather than
barring. I have seen this on forelegs of real red duns, but need to
get photos of it.
Rose (Rose), owned by Ivan (Dick) & Mary ("Annita") Blake,
ApHC, AQHA, & NFQHA Performance Horses www.wolfrunranch.com
Notice the thinness of the markings, unlike what is usually called
|More photos coming, I hope, of thinner stripes, zig-zags, and also of
marbling or mottling, as on some genuine dun horses I have seen.