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Examples of red dun horses.

Icelandic: Bleikur.
Description:  A light yellow-redish colour both on body and mane, with a red eel/stripe.
 
 


Dögg from Halldorsstadir, one of our broodmares.
C: Lukka.


Red duns can be a bit dark, like Dögg.
This bright red dun color is called fífilbleikur.
The difference between a fífilbleikur and an ordinary bleikur is that fífilbleikur has a flaxen mane.

A red dun showing the pale color very well.
Maístjarna from Sauðárkróki.
C: Lukka.

A rather dark red dun without a flaxen mane.
Kvistur from Langhúsum 2 year old.
C: Lukka.

Many duns have stripes on their legs.
c: Hans Kolding.

Foal color:

The foal color is quite similar on a red dun foal and on an adult red dun, only lighter on the foal, that is, the foal grows a bit darker as it grows up.

Here can a very definite feature be seen, all red duns have a stripe (eel) on their back, going from their ears back through the tail.  A stripe can sometimes be seen on chestnuts, but the stripe on a red dun is a bit brownish, while the stripe on chestnuts is a bit reddish.
On this picture the difference between fífilbleikur (right), and bleikur, can be seen, fífilbleikur is simply a red dun with a flaxen mane.
A foal from 1999 (son of Eva and Galsi from Sauðárkróki).
Dögg from Halldórsstöðum, heavy with a foal.
c: Lukka.

Some genetics:

 The red dun colour is on the D-locus.   A dominant gene D changes a chestnut with ee-gene combintation into a red dun.

The color in different languages:

Norway: Rodblakk.
Denmark: Gul med ål.
USA: Red dun, orange dun, claybank dun, apricot dun (fífilbleikur), yellow dun.
UK: Dun, red dun.
Germany: Falbe.
Dutch:  wildkleur vos/leemvos.
Swedish: Rödblack.


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