Taskin | Gypsy Vanner Stallion for Sale
Taskin turned 5 years old in May of 2008. He stands 14.3 hands high and is still growing.
Just an updated photo of Taskin 2013 currently owned by to June Villa.
Comments on Taskin's Color
I am an equine-specialist sculptor who has made a study of horse colors and color genetics, on my own time rather than by formal schooling, for about the last thirty years.
About Your Buckskin Horse
Your horse is a Buckskin horse. A Cremello will have white mane and a Dun will always have a dorsal stripe. I used to raise buckskin geldings and the color looks more like a buttermilk. The last time I had purchased some buckskin colts I thought they may have been a cremello but after I had DNA testing completed they said they were buckskin colts. Either way, Taskin is beautiful! Good luck, and I'll be back to see your other buckskin horses.
Buckskin Stallions- Definitely Not Chestnut
You have asked for people to get in touch with comments about that lovely Vanner's colour and that is what I am doing. I have been learning about equine colour genetics on-and-off for about a year now - specializing in the cream dilutes - and I do believe that the people that have said that Taskin's not a cremello or a dun are exactly correct. For him to be a cremello, all pigment would be bleached - not only that but his base colour would be chestnut and the dark points tell me that he is not chestnut, his base colour is probably bay. As for dun, there is a possibility but it's highly unlikely as he lacks a dorsal stripe - a telltale sign of the 'lineback' gene. Then what is he? He definitely has the creme gene to dilute his base colour like that. Put simply, I believe that he's one of your buckskin stallions. Not any buckskin though, I think that his colour would correctly be called 'Buttermilk Buckskin' as it is very pale - almost as pale as that of a perlino, cremello or smoky cream. Buttermilk isn't caused by a set gene that shows up on DNA testing, so it would be hard to prove, it's more of a term for the shades - much like Chocolate palomino is the exact opposite of Isabella palomino. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail at this address.
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Buckskin Horse Color Champagne
I'm not a professional on buckskin horse color, and it's hard to tell if not in person sometimes, but I do believe Taskin is a Champagne, Cream, or a type of Dun. Dun comes in a variety of shades, so that is probably the closest color. If a dorsal stripe or faint 'zebra' markings are present, that just back him up being a Dun. I'm sure there is a name to his coat, but there unexplainable colors to occur.
By the way, he is a beautiful Gypsy Vanner.
Your Buckskin Horse for Sale
Hi, I saw Taskin (one of your buckskin horses for sale) only because a girl had done a model that looked like him on a breyer. i went to your site, he is absolutely gorgeous (so are your buckskin colts!). You have probably heard it all, but i have been around horses all my life and to me, he is what they call a Buttermilk Buckskin (I love buckskin geldings).....
Buckskin Horses called Yellow Buckskin
Hope this helps you out. There are lots of web sites covering the science of horse color genetics, a fun study if you want to do a search. Good luck with your beautiful Gypsies!
Buckskin Colt Owner Believes Champagne
Regarding Taskin – except for the dark points being as dark as they are I would say Champagne is his color. If I could see him up close it would be easier to determine but the beautiful sheen in his coat conforms to the Champagne standard. I used to own a buckskin colt and this is definitely the most unusual color Gypsy I have ever seen. Are you considering putting him up for sale?
Buckskin Horse for Sale May Be Sable Creme Champagne
he's cute! good luck figuring out what color your (buckskin horse for sale) actually is!
Buckskin horse Probably not Cremello
Hi Doug, I too agree he probably is not a cremello or dun. Personally I think
Hi, I was reading all of the posts on Taskin's coloring and decided to throw my two cents in. I agree with the folks who believe him to be buckskin. All horses are either black or chestnut - all other colors being variations caused by gene modifiers. I believe Taskin to be a black with a bay modifier who also carries a single cream dilute, or to put it simply a buckskin.
I read several posts by people that are suggesting he is a champagne, but the champagne gene would've diluted his points as well. The champagne gene is also dominant so one of his parents would of displayed its characteristics. An Amber bay is what you would call a bay with the champagne gene, and chestnuts with the champagne gene are properly called champagne chestnuts. As for whether he is a yellow buckskin or a buttermilk I don't believe these to be genetically descriptive terms.
The most striking thing about him to me is the sabino markings commonly seen in Clydesdales. Since the genes that control the colored markings and the white markings are separate you can get some very beautiful combinations- and Taskin is a lovely example. To top it all off the white at the base of his tale is tell tale sign of the Rabicano pattern, which can be as little as white at the base of the tale or be combined with roaning over the flank an sides in more extreme cases.
I am very interested in color genetics so if you ever get him tested please post your findings. I would love to find out the truth an see how close my guess was.
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