Dun plus cream genes
This is not an exhaustive list; just a few examples.
Dun + 1 cream gene on ee (chestnut/sorrel/red):
oops -- one is a flaxen red dun; replacement pics coming. Click these to see full size.
This results in a Palomino with dun markings,
(shown above), sometimes called a "yellow dun" or more often, a "dunalino",
which will look for the most part like a Palomino, but have a distinct darker
line down its back, darker lower legs, and leg markings. At this time the
preferred name for this color combination is "palomino dun".
The photo on the left is of Joleen
B's filly by "Bud", out of a Chestnut QH mare, which is an interesting dun
story. "Bud" is Docs Matador - an AQHA cremello dun.
It's almost impossible to see dun markings on a cremello (dun plus 2 cream genes
on red), so offspring are often the only way to know for sure if a cremello
(double cream on red) is also a dun. Joleen writes, "She finally shed out on her legs and this is the result. You
can also see the ear tips and face masking. No question that she is dun or that
'Bud' carries dun."
The photo on the right of the 3 above is a dunalino stallion belonging to
Donna & Jeff Mixon of VooDoo Farm
in Florida. It shows ear barring, however light, can be visible on a
Dun + 1 cream gene on E_A_ (bay):
A Buckskin with a dun gene, (photos above),
often called a "dunskin" or a "buttermilk dun", will *tend* to be lighter in
body color than either a regular dun or a plain buckskin, and will have all the
dun markings in a darker color.
At left, AQHA dunskin mare Me Smart 'n' Classy,
owned by list member Kat Lee of Carousel
Quarter Horses in OK.
Center and right pics are of AQHA dunskin filly Hollywood Tigerlilly, owned by
list member Liane.
Dun + 1 cream gene on E_aa (black):
This is Sovina, the first Sorraia to set foot on American soil. He's
owned by Erin Gray of Nature's
Mustangs in Mulina, OR (south of Portland). Photo at far left is him as a
yearling. Click thumbnail pics to see full size.
Dun + 2 cream genes on E_A_ (bay):
Perlino with a dun gene may be even closer to "white" in body color than
most perlinos, and will usually show dun markings in a similar color to a
buckskin's body color, or lighter.
I believe the photo on the left is of Phantom, Alicia Crider's AQHA mare.
To its right, the markings on a perlino dun's leg.
Dun + 2 cream genes on ee (chestnut/sorrel/red):
A Cremello with a dun gene may or may not have
visible dun markings. In many cases only breeding the horse will indicate
whether the gene is present.
at left is OSO X, aka "Blue", an AQHA stallion who was
owned by Bonnie Brewer of this list and is now living in Scandinavia.