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Masks

Duns sometimes, but certainly not always, have LOWER dark face masks.  These appear to be more common on younger stock.

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Sometimes a grulla (dun on pure black) will have a completely dark head :

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intrigue.jpg (29849 bytes)This lady has an upper AND lower, nice dark mask.  Karisma Diamonds of Intrigue, 2002 Dun Kiger Filly.  Sire:  Cherokee   Dam:  FireDanceKarisma Kigers   

 

If you see darkness (masking) on the UPPER face only, such as on the forehead, this is often "shading" as seen in mahogany bay or seal brown.

Click picture to see full size.  A grullo stallion, Mainly Merlin. http://www.grullablue.com/stallions/merlin.htm
from Todd and Toni Perdew
Cedar Ridge Quarter Horses and Beagles
www.grullablue.com

Another cobwebbing photo from the website http://www.lonehawkappaloosas.com/dreamy2.htm 

She is Ee Aa Crcr  -- "Dunskin"

From a folder on this web called "colt_face"

from Todd and Toni Perdew
Cedar Ridge Quarter Horses and Beagles
www.grullablue.com

http://www.grullablue.com/foals/foals07/07alaskafoal.htm

Diane Pinney's Sulphur stallion, Sulphur's Khanketsuba.  Click the pic to see his striking cobwebbing!

 

Eye markings have their own page, but I'm gonna repeat them here,
since the eye is part of the face!

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A very fine example of eye markings on  HIGH COUNTRY FIREDANCE, courtesy of Karisma Kigers

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Here is one variation on dun eye markings. There are several types!  This AQHA filly is Rick to a Tee, owned by Haas QH's, on one of her fist days wearing a saddle.

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Mary should really keep her fillies out of her makeup!  This buckskin seems to have overdone her "eyebrows"... this is Cowboys Shining 209, also of Haas QH's.

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