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 (unless diluted) when it sheds its foal coat.


Bay: Bay horses have a body color coat that ranges from light-to-dark reddish-brown hues, and are distinguished by their black mane and tail, legs and ears rims.


Chestnut / Sorrel: Chestnuts vary in shade from a light golden red to a dark reddish brown. Quite often, the mane and tail will be the same color as the body coat but they can also have a flaxen mane and tail. Sorrels are called “light chestnuts” in some of the other breeds, but genetically chestnuts and sorrels are the same.


White: White horses are extremely rare and are born pure white and have dark eyes and pink skin with no freckles or spots on skin or hair.


Patterns


Dilutions


Modifiers


Coat Color Codes:

AC-Amber Cream Champagne
AM-Amber Champagne
BA-Bay
BL-Black
BN-Brown
BR-Black Roan
BU-Bucksin
CC-Classic Cream Champagne
CH-Chestnut
CL-Classic Champagne
CP-Champagne
CR-Cremello
GC-Gold Cream Champagne
GO-Gold Champagne
GR-Grey
HR-Chestnut Roan
PA-Palamino
PE-Perlino
RR-Grey Roan
SB-Smoky Black
SC-Smoky Cream
SO-Sorrel
WH-White

Color Pattern Codes:

MS-Maximum White Sabino
OV-Overo
SA-Sabino
TO-Tobiano
TS-Tobiano/Sabino

Color Modifier Codes:

D-Dun
G-Grey
R-Roan
S-Silver

Dilution Codes:

DU-Dun
SIL-Silver

Modifier Codes:

GR-Grey
RN-Roan

Coat Colors of Tennessee Walking Horses - TWHBEA recognizes and records many coat colors and since most Tennessee Walking Horses are registered as foals between the ages of three to six months, it is sometimes difficult to determine the true color of the foal.


Genetic Color Chart

Tennessee Walking Horse Colors - One Step At A Time


Maintaining The Purity of the Tennessee Walking Horse


 

 

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Color Testing Information

Color Testing Submission Form

Guide To Color Gene Testing


 

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