Silver Dapple vs Chocolate Palomino

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Often called a chocolate palomino, this coloring is more likely a Silver Dapple –a true black horse with a modifying gene (Z). The Silver Dapple gene turns the black hairs of the mane and tail to a silvery white, and the body color to a chocolate. A true chocolate palomino is a liver chestnut with a Cream gene. (ee, Cr).

This morgan is a silver dapple, often confused with a chocolate palomino.

This morgan is a silver dapple, often confused with a chocolate palomino. A silver dapple a true black horse with a modifying gene (Z). The Silver Dapple gene turns the black hairs of the mane and tail to a silvery white, and the body color to a chocolate. A true chocolate palomino is a liver chestnut with a Cream gene. (ee, Cr).

This Gypsy Vanner mare shows the more typical dappling of this color. She is Lady Godiva, imported and owned by Mulberry Lane Farms

Silver Dapple Gypsy Vanner mare, Lady Godiva MLF