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American Quarter Horse Association Color Identification. Sorrel. Body color reddish or copper-red. Mane and tail usually the same color as the body, but may be flaxen. Black. Body color true black without light areas. Mane and tail are black. Chestnut.

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American Quarter Horse AssociationColor Identification


Sorrel

  • Body color reddish or copper-red.

  • Mane and tail usually the same color as the body, but may be flaxen.


Black

  • Body color true black without light areas.

  • Mane and tail are black.


Chestnut

  • Body color dark red or brownish-red.

  • Mane and tail usually dark red or brownish-red, but may be flaxen.


Brown

  • Body color brown or black with light areas at the muzzle, eyes, flank and inside upper legs.

  • Mane, tail, and points black.


Grullo

  • Body color smoky or mouse-colored.

  • Mane and tail black.

  • Usually black on lower legs; usually has dorsal stripe.


Bay

  • Body color ranging from tan to reddish brown.

  • Mane and tail black; usually black on lower legs.


Red Roan

  • More or less uniform mixture of white with red hairs on the body, but usually darker on head and lower legs.

  • Can have red, black, or flaxen mane and/or tail.


Blue Roan

  • Fairly uniform mixture of white and black hairs on the body.

  • But usually darker on head and lower legs.

  • Can have a few red hairs in mixture.


Bay Roan

  • Fairly uniform mix of white with red hairs on a large portion of the body.

  • Darker on head, usually red but can have a few black hairs.

  • Black mane and tail and black on lower legs.


Dun

  • Body color yellowish or gold.

  • Mane and tail may be black, brown, or mixed.

  • Usually has dorsal stripe; zebra stripes on legs; and transverse stripe over withers.


Red Dun

  • A form of dun with body color yellowish or flesh colored.

  • Mane, tail, and dorsal stripe usually are red; mane and tail may be flaxen, white, or mixed.


Palomino

  • Body color a golden yellow; mane and tail white.

  • Palominos do not have dorsal stripes.


Gray

  • Mixture of white with any other colored hairs.

  • Often born solid colored or almost solid colored and get lighter with age as more white hairs appear.


Buckskin

  • Body color yellowish or gold; mane and tail black.

  • Usually black on lower legs.

  • Buckskins do not have dorsal stripes.


Photographs Courtesy Of

The AQHA

Slideshow produced by

CIMC

Oklahoma Department of Career

and Technology Education

2005


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