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  1. American Quarter Horse AssociationColor Identification

  2. Sorrel • Body color reddish or copper-red. • Mane and tail usually the same color as the body, but may be flaxen.

  3. Black • Body color true black without light areas. • Mane and tail are black.

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

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

  6. Grullo • Body color smoky or mouse-colored. • Mane and tail black. • Usually black on lower legs; usually has dorsal stripe.

  7. Bay • Body color ranging from tan to reddish brown. • Mane and tail black; usually black on lower legs.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Palomino • Body color a golden yellow; mane and tail white. • Palominos do not have dorsal stripes.

  14. 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.

  15. Buckskin • Body color yellowish or gold; mane and tail black. • Usually black on lower legs. • Buckskins do not have dorsal stripes.

  16. Photographs Courtesy Of The AQHA Slideshow produced by CIMC Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education 2005