Buckskin Quarter Horse Facts

There are many types of horses. One of them is a buckskin quarter horse. What is that? Let’s discuss buckskin first. It is a hair color of the horse. Buckskin also refers to a color that represents shades of tan color in deer. Similar colors that we can find in the horse are called as buckskin. So, the buckskin horse is a horse which has a gold or tan colored hair. But not only have one color, they also have black points in some parts of their body such as the tail, mane, and lower legs. Let’s find out more about the buckskin horse.

What Is Buckskin Quarter Horse?

Why this horse has tan or gold color? A buckskin quarter horse is a result of a reduction of cream gene on a bay horse. In fact, the buckskin horse has a black base coat but the reduction of the cream gene makes the black base coat faded. As the result, the gene copies cream color and makes the horse has lighter brown color or tan color. Many people confused them with the dun-colored horse. Indeed, both of them have cream color. But the cream color of the dun horse is not the result of cream gene reduction. Moreover, the dun horse has its primitive markings such as dorsal stripe, shoulder blade stripes, and zebra stripes on its legs.

Any number of different breeds can result in the buckskin horse. A buckskin horse is the result of one parent which carry the cream color gene. The American Buckskin Registry Association (ABRA) has registering horses with its unique color since 1963. Sometimes, a buckskin quarter horse classifies as a one color breed since it only has one copy of color. Buckskin can be found in a variety of breeds such as the Andalusian, the American Quarter, the Mustang, the Peruvian Paso, the Morgan, and the Tennessee Walking House.

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