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What do you consider a "tricolor?"

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Graciela
Neonate
Username: Graciela

Post Number: 6
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 10:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hear this term being thrown around horsey circles a lot. People talk about having a tri-color pinto/paint horse and how it is worth more money.

To me what they are calling tricolor is nothing more than a bay horse with spots? How is that tricolor?

My version of a tricolor pinto is one that has a different color in it's spots from the rest of the colors.

Like this horse:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v163/legado/Tres.jpg

(Message edited by graciela on April 17, 2006)
 

melissa
Breeding Stock
Username: Mbgirl

Post Number: 176
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 01:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was told tri-color paint or pinto was when a bay and white has black in the mane. You can see more of the black and white mane when he was born in 2005, the sun has bleach it a little bit.You can see my bay and white tri-color paint at www.photobucket.com/albums/e329/MBhorses
His name is Little Man.
 

Shelley Graham
Weanling
Username: Shelley

Post Number: 23
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 02:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, my understanding of tri-color usually describes a bay tobiano...
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d66/sgraham21/Toby/Toby2006.jpg
 

Sandy D
Breeding Stock
Username: Sbr_appaloosas

Post Number: 211
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 05:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A tri-color doesn't necessarily have to be a paint/pinto... I own a tri-color leopard Appaloosa.
A tri color can be classified as any horse that is exhibiting 3 different colors.. so yes a bay with white markings.
I'll have to get a picture of my Appy mare up on photobucket so you can see something that is tri-color other than paints/pintos
 

Michele
Weanling
Username: Mich

Post Number: 45
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tri-colour in Appaloosa colouring means a horse with black spots on the legs and brown spots on the body. Sometimes there are two different shades of brown spots on the body. Should correctly be referred to as 'bay' but 'tri-colour' is far more descriptive!
 

JANE OLNEY
Yearling
Username: Shotsnurse1

Post Number: 60
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 03:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That would be good! My little Woody is getting some black spots....spring shedding will tell. I would love to see picts.
 

JANE OLNEY
Yearling
Username: Shotsnurse1

Post Number: 69
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 09:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is a recent face pict of Woody. He has these black spots coming up on his face and legs.
[IMG]http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r250/shotsnurse1/P2190010.jpg[/IMG]
 

Dianne Edwards
Breeding Stock
Username: Mamaedwards

Post Number: 145
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 09:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If it takes three colors to qualify does that mean my stud is a tri-color? He is sorrel/white tovero and has black in his mane and tail and black on his face and his back legs where the white & sorrel meet. We also have a colt from him that is a year old, palomino/white with black in his mane and tail.This is drew, I will take pic of Z and post later, dont have one showing black well.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i3/mamaedwards/mar11rear.jpg
 

Michele
Weanling
Username: Mich

Post Number: 47
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 03:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jane, you've got a really cute little baby there.
Many Appaloosas are born with brown spots which eventually turn black (usually by about 2yrs of age or so). I have a black leopard mare who was born a brown leopard. It looks like Woody is probably going to go dark bay or dark brown or possibly black, though not knowing his colour pedigree it's hard to be sure. Usually tri-colours have black spotted limbs and brown spotted bodies. One can also get various shades of brown spots on the body. I have a couple who have chocolate brown spots with a few dun and dark palomino spots here and there amongst the brown.
 

Cathy Hill
Neonate
Username: Smoothmule

Post Number: 10
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 07, 2007 - 11:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Diane and all,
What you described is obviously a bay tovero, not sorrel and if it was "palomino with black mane and tail" that is not palomino but buckskin.
Tricolor is a descriptive term (not a color) to make something sound more exotic than what it actually is and you see that sort of thing a lot in horses, particularly from people who don't take the time to learn correct terminology or color genetics and from others hoping t cahs in on a "rare" color. There are actual terms to state a color that are universal, such as bay tobiano, bay tovero etc.
There are not many color patterns that have not been mapped out and studied. There are the occasional strange or very different patterns or colors but they are a true rarity and "rarely" something that can be bred for.
Cat
 

Dianne Edwards
Breeding Stock
Username: Mamaedwards

Post Number: 263
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Sunday, April 08, 2007 - 09:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was not sure if he would be considered buckskin because his legs are not black and his mane and tail are not solid black. He is shedding out and his color has changed, for the better I think, I will post when he is finished shedding... looks a sight right now with all that splochy hair on him.
 

Dianne Edwards
Breeding Stock
Username: Mamaedwards

Post Number: 264
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Sunday, April 08, 2007 - 09:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh and my stud is listed as sorrel and white on his papers, that is what confused me.



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