Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sunday Stills - Animal Husbandry





Well sorry guys but I haven't had time to go out and look for animals of husbandry round here in the city!!!! LOL But I didn't want to miss another Sunday Stills so here is some I pulled from the archives.
This is my fathers horse Dynamite, with his mother Dixie, when he was born in Sept 2003. The last picture was taken in June 2005. Sadly my dad got rid of this beautiful horse, but he has a very good owner so we are okay with it.
Here's the blurb for this weeks challenge:
"This will be easy for most but a challenge for some of us…:-) For a real challenge how about 3 or more animals in the pic?? Or 2 or more different animals in the pic??
Have fun…Ed"

In response to Ed's response. I didn't even think to put this in! Sorry! My father has actually had several of these color horses come out of Dixie. He now has the newest addition, Sunny and the one before him, a female and I can't remember her name, in his possession.

Actually this horse is the color called Cremello. Here's a definition. Cremello is a horse coat color consisting of a cream colored body with a cream or white mane and tail. It occurs when a horse is homozygous for a dilution gene sometimes called the cream gene acting on a red (chestnut) base coat. Such horses have pink skin, blue eyes, and are a light cream or gold color when born, but sometimes fade to almost white as an adult.
He's beautiful isn't he?

22 comments:

  1. Love the first one best - lovely capture.

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  2. Is that an albino horse??? Very cute!

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  3. Actually this horse is the color called Cremello.
    Here's a definition.
    Cremello is a horse coat color consisting of a cream colored body with a cream or white mane and tail. It occurs when a horse is homozygous for a dilution gene sometimes called the cream gene acting on a red (chestnut) base coat. Such horses have pink skin, blue eyes, and are a light cream or gold color when born, but sometimes fade to almost white as an adult.

    He's beautiful isn't he?

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  4. The first one is a wonderful feeling of protection from the mother.

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  5. Love these shots!! Especially the first one..simply beautiful! :)

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  6. Beautiful horses! I didn't have time for this week's assignment either. I just hate when that happens. Loved the first shot.

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  7. Beautiful shots, my favorite is the first one.

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  8. Lovely little colt; his daddy must have been a palomino or buckskin.

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  9. These are wonderful, especially the first!!!

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  10. What a lovely fella. I hope you get to see him from time to time. It would be nice to see him all grown up. :)

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  11. Very pretty baby! Love the second shot!

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  12. That is a beautiful horse, I've never seen that color before. Gorgeous.

    Mine is up over at my photo blog.

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  13. Beautiful photos! I like the first one - his mom is beutiful as well!

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  14. Love the first photo...so regal looking!

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  15. He is beautiful, interesting to see him as a colt and then older..the white certainly took over..:)

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  16. Truly beautiful pictures and horses....I'm glad you do go into your archives for these beauties!

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  17. Nice pictures. The colors are really grabbing. Great shots.

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  18. I wondered from the first pic if the foal was a double dilute. Then the closer one's with eye color gave me the answer. That's pretty cool!. In some breeding circles those cremello's are a hot item.

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  19. What a stunning baby! I love the second picture of him.

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