(color pictured: Black)
The Black horse’s entire body color is black. The black foal may be an overall mousy grey at birth, but will be black when it sheds its foal coat.
The Smoky Black is a black horse with one cream dilution gene. The body color can vary from dark brown to almost black with brown hair in the ears and around the eyes ranging from hazel to dark brown. At least one parent must have a cream gene.
The Smoky Cream is a black horse with two cream dilution genes. It always has blue eyes, pink skin and is a rich creamy off white. Both parents must have a cream gene.
The Classic Champagne is a black horse diluted by a champagne gene. The body color varies in shade from a dove color to a dark chocolate and the points are a darker shade of the same color. The foal coat color is almost black at birth and the skin is pink and as the horse ages freckles develop on the pink skin. The eye color is always blue at birth and changes to brown or hazel color. At least one parent must be champagne.
CLASSIC CREAM CHAMPAGNE
The Classic Cream Champagne is a black horse diluted by a champagne gene and a cream gene. It always has pink skin and is usually born a creamy off white and darkens to a rich or dark creamy color. The eye color is always blue at birth and usually ends up a greenish hazel color. At least one parent must be champagne and one parent a cream dilute or cream champagne.