THE DUN FACTOR
Our Zebra Dun Stallion MINI MOONS TUMBLE WEEDDun horses consist of all horses which posess primitive markings. These consist of a dorsal stripe (lineback) and possibly one or more of the following: bars on the sides of the hocks as well as above, below or behind the knees, a stripe over the withers, and sometimes concentric rings on the forehead known as cobwebbing.
Tumble Weed Tiger
(WINTER COAT) Dun (WINTER COAT) Dun (LEG BARRING) Grullo
Zebra dun is the most common expression of the dun factor. These horses have black points and bodies of some shade of tan or yellow. They tend to be more of a tan shade than the clearer yellow of buckskins. Their heads are usually darker than the body shade. Duns are from pale silver thru a peanut butter shade to a golden dun. Darker shades can be nearly bay, but lack the true red color of a bay. Zebra duns with heavy countershading over the dorsal area are called coyote duns.
Grullo or grulla is generally a darker expression of dun. These horses have black points and generally have black or dark heads. Body colors vary from a bluish color-some almost light enough to be silver-thru a beige shade. Primitive marks are black.
Grulla fillies in their winter coats
There are also some dun shades with non-black points-referred to as red duns or claybank duns.
Dun horses cross on many different colors other than the typical flaxen m/t chestnuts desired for palomino. For example, when dun is crossed to black, some exotic shades of pale silvery dun may result. Dun is truly a designer gene for exotic colors in a rainbow of hues.
Mini Moons Knap Weed (grulla filly) Mini Moons Dun Deal (zebra dun stud)
Sire: Mini Moons Tumble Weed Sire: Mini Moons Tumble Weed
Mini Moons Tiny Dancing Weed (grulla filly)
Sire: Mini Moons Tumble Weed
foaled 4/15/01* filly* zebra grulla
MINI MOONS EASTER BUNNY WEED
Grullo Miniature Horse
Links to more Dun info:
equine color . com (lots of good pictures)
dun factory (with pictures)
Sundance Sulphers (In my opinion this is where they came from)
Sundance Sulphers Cielo (one of the most beautiful grullos I have ever seen)
Cielo.... check out these primitive markings!