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Champagne on Bay

Our "Logo Mare", Sweet Champagne, is an Amber champagne.

Amber is the result of one or two champagne genes
on a bay (black + agouti A) base coat.


This beautiful variety has a golden tan body color with brown points, though the legs are often lighter than the mane & tail.  Often the mane and/or tail will have "frosting" of some kind, that is, lighter hairs along the edges.

An Amber foal's coat color is often darker than the adult; the skin starts out the usual brighter pink, becoming a more subdued pink color as the horse ages and develops more and more freckles.

The eye color of an Amber starts out blue, and usually ends up amber to brown, as with all non-cream Champagnes.

This particular Amber Champagne mare is 7/8 Arab - 1/8 QH, with the Champagne coloring coming from her QH ancestors;  it is unknown in the Arabian breed.

Her nickname, Freckles, comes from her characteristically freckled skin.

Close-ups of amber champagne coloring: click these thumbnail-sized pictures to see her muzzle, under-tail and eye:

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Her pedigree is on her HOME PAGE.


Click to enlarge photos.
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April's Scarlet Rose
1/2 Missouri Fox Trotter filly
Phyllis & Kenny Pugh;

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Magic Mixed with Smoke
American Saddlebred colt
Debby Bradbury;

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Boogie Ranger's First Lady
 Missouri Fox Trotter mare
Diane / Mervin Reichle;
New Mexico

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Midnight Travelers Expresso
Missouri Fox Trotter mare
Mervin Reichle;
New Mexico


Miss Sprat Brat
Amber mare
Wendy Bockman;

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Khalvin Klein
Part-Arabian Sport Horse stallion
Gwendolyn Gregorio;

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Danney's Dream On V.
AmberMissouri Foxtrotter filly
Linda Vishino, Missouri
She's #51 in our online stud book and her sire is  #50,
Danny's Pride of Princess-S ("Lobo")
Click here to see her full PEDIGREE.


To see the many more Ambers in our stud book, start HERE.

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Paso Robles, CA 93447-4430

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Emailing ICHR:  Horse color questions will not be answered without the horse's breed and registered name, if any.  Due to the extensive research conducted by the ICHR, we are usually able to determine if a horse has champagne in its pedigree by recognizing the names of ancestors we have determined were champagne,
listed in the right column of each
entry in our
stud book.
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