International Champagne Horse Registry

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Champagne plus Gray:

Tucker, a gray Champagne stud (later gelded).  We see some odd things when gray combines with champagne.  First, the foal coat is even darker than usual.  Then, the freckling is darker (see muzzle and privates.) Third, and most remarkable, is the exaggerated "flea-bitten" effect that sometimes occurs.  The specks of color appear earlier in champagnes, and are much more numerous, often making the horse look "colored", and not gray at all, from a slight distance.

Hesa Blue Champagne - nb head.jpg (12567 bytes) Hesa Blue Champagne - 9-3rear.jpg (71509 bytes) Tucker 6-07-01.jpg (41501 bytes)  Tucker 2 yrs 1 month.jpg (33943 bytes) Heza Blue Champagne - fr.jpg (69316 bytes) Tucker flea bites.jpg (52819 bytes) Heza Blue Champagne - m.jpg (41520 bytes) Tucker PPP.jpg (67366 bytes) Heza Blue Champagne - s.jpg (41925 bytes)


Skipablue San Poco - nb head.jpg (44819 bytes)Grace face 2.jpg (24400 bytes)This is his sister, also a gray champagne:   "Grace", Skipablue San Poco; Breeding Stock Paint mare; Gray Black-based Champagne; owned by Carolyn Shepard

 

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listed in the right column of each
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