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Colours and Markings

 

ROSE GREY

DAPPLE STEEL GREY

FLEA BITTEN GREY

The body colour of a grey horse is an uneven mixture of coloured and white hairs. The foal shows one of the basic colours at birth but with increasing age, white hair gradually develops and eventually the whole coat appears white. The white hairs usually appear first on the face. The colour of the mane, tail and points is that associated with the basic coat colour. The transitional stages between the basic coat colour and the white coat should be described as grey-black, grey-brown, grey-bay, grey-chestnut and should not be referred to as roan, which is a permanent colour.

PALOMINO

PIEDBLACK or PINTO

Palomino
The body coat of a cream colour. Cream with the dilution of brown or bay,  with silver mane and tail (palomino) represents dilution of chestnut. The iris may be lightly coloured, giving the eye a pinkish or bluish appearance.

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Pied
The body coat of a pied horse shows areas without pigment, alternating with areas showing one of the basic colours. Such horses can be more accurately described using such terms as pied-black, pied - brown, pied -bay, pied -chestnut, pied -grey and pied - roan.