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Encyclopedia > Bay (color)

Bay is a color of the hair coats of horses, characterized by a body color of dark red (known as blood bay) to deep brown, with black points (mane, tail, lower legs, and sometimes the muzzle and tip of the ears). Bay is a favorite color among ranchers and horse enthusiasts, and is one of the most common coat colors in many horse breeds. Color is an important part of the visual arts. ... A female with brown hair. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The Horse (Equus caballus) is a sizeable ungulate mammal, one of the seven modern species of the genus Equus. ... The mane is the term, when speaking of a horse, used to describe the line of hair along the spine of the neck, starting behind the ears and ending just above the withers. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


The genetics behind bay coloring

This color is caused by the Agouti gene on one of the two base colors of horses: red (chestnut or sorrel coloring) and black. The agouti gene on black restricts the black coloring to the points (see above), creating the bay color. Red is not changed by the agouti gene (so red coats with the agouti gene stay exactly the same: red), but red horses can still be carriers of the agouti gene, and thus produce bay foals from black horses. Agouti refers to a number of species of rodents, as well as a number of genes affecting coat coloration in several different animals. ... Species - Bush Chinkapin* - Japanese Chestnut - American Chestnut - Henrys Chestnut - Chinese Chestnut - Ozark Chinkapin - Alleghany Chinkapin - Sweet Chestnut - Seguins Chestnut * treated as a synonym of by many authors Chestnuts (Castanea), including the chinkapins, are a genus of eight or nine species of trees and shrubs in the beech family... Sorrel (horse) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


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Equusite.com - Coat Colors and Patterns: bay horse color (119 words)
Bay horses run from light reddish or tan shades to dark brown and mahogany/auburn shades.
Bay horses always have fl points (legs, muzzle, mane and tail, and the tips of their ears are fl).
Many bay horses have fl legs that are covered by white markings.
MSN Encarta - Romania (1012 words)
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