Horse Coat Colors
Horses exhibit a diverse array of coat colors and distinctive markings. A specialized vocabulary has evolved to describe them.
While most horses remain the same color throughout life, a few, over the course of several years, will develop a different coat color from that with which they were born. Most white markings are present at birth, and the underlying skin color of a horse does not change, absent disease.
The basic outline of equine coat color genetics has largely been resolved, and DNA tests to determine the likelihood that a horse will have offspring of a given color have been developed for some colors. Discussion, research, and even controversy continues about some of the details, particularly those surrounding spotting patterns, color sub-shades such as "sooty" or "flaxen", and markings.
... A tailcoat is a coat with the front of the skirt cut away, so as to leave only the rear section of the skirt, known as the tails ... The historical reason coats were cut this way was to make it easier for the wearer to ride a horse, but over the years tailcoats of varying types have evolved into forms of formal dress for both day ... types of tailcoat, the term tailcoat is popularly taken to be synonymous with the type of dress coat still worn today in the evening with white tie ...
... Since 10 July 1928 the coat of arms of the city of Norderney depicts the local landmark, the "Kap," or cape building ... The island painter Poppe Folkerts designed the coat of arms ...
... Coat consists of two layers ... Upper coat strongly weather-resistant lying close to body ...
... The deer in the coat of arms is the symbol of the duchy of Sigmaringen as well as that of the city of Sigmaringen ... The red color with the white bar below the deer derives from the Austrian coat of arms, as part of the district belonged to Austria historically ...
... Registries have opened that accept horses (and sometimes ponies and mules) of almost any breed or type, with color either the only requirement for registration or the primary criterion ... These are called "color breeds" ... Unlike "true" horse breeds, there are few if any unique physical characteristics required, nor is the stud book limited to only certain breeds or ...
Famous quotes containing the words colors, horse and/or coat:
“I can add colors to the chameleon,
Change shapes with Proteus for advantages,
And set the murderous Machiavel to school.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“I was the horse and the rider,
and the leather I slapped to his rump
spanked my own behind.”
—May Swenson (19191995)
“Americans living in Latin American countries are often more snobbish than the Latins themselves. The typical American has quite a bit of money by Latin American standards, and he rarely sees a countryman who doesnt. An American businessman who would think nothing of being seen in a sport shirt on the streets of his home town will be shocked and offended at a suggestion that he appear in Rio de Janeiro, for instance, in anything but a coat and tie.”
—Hunter S. Thompson (b. 1939)