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12 Most Common Horse Colors: Patterns, Markings, & Pictures

Terms used to describe horse colors aren’t familiar to everyone. So here, we explain the basic terminology, patterns, and genetics of equine coat colors. Common horse coat colors are Sorrel, Bay, Palomino, Dun, Dapple gray, Buckskin, Roan, Paint, Appaloosa, Gray, Chestnut, and Black. But before we dive into the details, here are pictures of standard …

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Registered Thoroughbred Horses: What Colors Are Permitted?

When I watched Thoroughbreds being saddled for a race, I noticed they were a lot of different colors. This made me wonder what colors are acceptable for Thoroughbred registration. The American Jockey Club recognizes the following colors for Thoroughbred registration: black, white, chestnut, gray/roan, bay (brown), and palomino. Thoroughbreds can have white markings. A lot …

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