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1

What color horses are more commonly prone to melanomas?

Gray

Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 514

2

Name the 5 basic coat colors.

Black, Brown, Bay, Chestnut/Sorrel, White

Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 4

3

What color skin does a true white horse have?

Pink

Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 53

4

What are the 2 main color patterns for paints/pintos?

Tobiano, Overo

Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 5 / Equine Science, Griffiths, p. 48

5

What are the 3 distinct overo coat patterns?

Frame, Sabino, Splashed White

Source: Equine Science, Griffiths, p. 49

6

Name 5 of 7 face markings.

Star; Stripe; Blaze; Bald; Snip; Star & Stripe; Star, Stripe & Snip

Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 5 / AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 140-2

7

Name 5 leg markings.

Coronet, Pastern, Sock, Half-stocking, Stocking, Outside heel white extending, Outside heel, Inside heel

Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 140-2

8

What color is the eye of a "glass-eyed" horse?

Light blue or hazel

Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 82

9

The name of this body color comes from the Spanish meaning "blue crane".

Grulla

Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 51

10

Red, strawberry & blue are variations of which color?

Roan

Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 5

11

What color horse has black points and a yellowish coat color?

Buckskin or Dun

Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council, p. 4

12

What are the 5 main color patterns for Appaloosas?

Leopard, Blanket, Snowflake, Marble, and Frost

13

What color is a double dilution of chestnut?

Cremello

Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 460 & 482

14

Name the 5 characteristics of the overo pattern.

White does not cross the back, one or more legs are dark, the head is often bald, the white body marking are irregularly spotted or splashy, the tail is usually one color

Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 47

15

What color is a single dilution of bay?

Buckskin

Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 81 & 461

16

What color is a double dilution of bay, is ivory white with rusty colored points?

Perlino

Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 81 & 461

17

What is a circular pattern or ring shaped pattern in the horses coat called?

Dapple

Source: Equine Science, Griffiths, p. 38

18

Small flecks of color over the base coat of an animal; usually brown or red in color is called what?

Flea bits

Source: Equine Science, Griffiths, p. 39

19

A dark colored splotch on the basic coat color is called what?

Blood mark

Source: Equine Science, Griffiths, p. 39

20

What is another name for coat color?

Base color

Source: Equine Science, Griffiths, p. 36

21

Small dark colored spots seen on the white areas of some paint/pinto horses is called what?

Ink spots or pawprints or bear paws

Source: Equine Science, Griffiths, p. 39

22

What is the pigment that controls the color of the horse?

Melanin

Source: Equine Science, Griffiths, p. 93

23

When talking about horse colors, what term refers to the mane, tail, lower legs and ear rims?

Points

Source: Equine Science, Griffiths, p. 36

24

A stripe of color down the center of the animals back is called what?

Dorsal stripe (also known as back stripe, lineback or eelstripe)

Source: Equine Science, Griffiths, p. 37

25

Markings similar to those seen on asses and more primitive breeds of the horse is called what?

Primitive markings

Source: Equine Science, Griffiths, p. 38

26

What are the 3 basic dark colors for horses?

Black, bay, chestnut

Source: Equine Science, Griffiths, p. 39

27

What are red colored horses with red points called?

Alazan

Source: Equine Science, Griffiths, p. 41

28

What are red colored horses with darker red colored points called?

Tostado

Source: Equine Science, Griffiths, p. 41

29

What are red colored horses with lighter colored points or flaxen mane and tail called?

Ruano

Source: Equine Science, Griffiths, p. 41

30

What are the dilutions of the basic coat colors resulting in a somewhat lighter coat color?

Buckskin, Dun, Grulla, Palomino, Cremello/Cream

Source: Equine Science, Griffiths, p. 42-43