Shetland Pony Coat Colour Genetics
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A BASIC SUMMARY OF COLOUR DEFINITIONS
Black throughout, other than small white markings.
Reddish brown colour, includes, golden, liver & mahogany.
Light reddish brown to very dark brown with black mane, tail and lower legs.
White/grey or mixed dark and white coat.
A dark coloured coat with lighter rings of grey hairs scattered throughout.
White/grey coat with dark flicks throughout.
Tan Coat (yellow dun) with black or dark mane, tail, legs and dorsal stripe. (Blue dun) black/grey coat giving the appearance of blue with black or darker grey mane, tail, legs and dorsal stripe.
Red Roan, chestnut coat with white hairs, head, chestnut or with less white hairs than body. Blue roan, black coat with white hairs, head, black or with less white hairs than body.
White coat with large patches of any other colour except black.
White coat with large patches of black.
Golden yellow or tan coat with blond mane and tail.
OTHER DISTCRIPTIVE TERMS
A continuous black or dark stripe going from the neck along the back to the tail. Sometimes called an eel-stripe.
A white mark on forehead
A white mark on the forehead between the eyes and extending down the front of the face
A light/blond mane and tail of a chestnut
A small white mark on the nose
An oatmeal coloured muzzle