Buckskin Or Dun – What Is The Difference?

There are many different colors of horses, and some are so similar that it is easy to get them muddled up. This often happens when we can’t be sure if a horse is buckskin or dun. 


What Is The Difference Between Dun And Buckskin?

If you get confused as to whether a horse is buckskin or dun, you are not alone! 

Buckskin Vs Dun Horse – The Genetic Facts

To understand the difference between a dun and a buckskin, we need to understand how horses get their coloring ...

How To Tell If A Horse Is Buckskin Or Dun

If you stand a buckskin and dun horse side by side, you will see many similarities. 


Although many people think that buckskin and dun horses are the same, they are in fact two different colors of horse!

Is Buckskin And Dun The Same Thing?

So, as we have learned, the easiest way to tell if a horse is buckskin or dun is to look for the tell-tale primitive markings. A dun horse will have a clear dorsal stripe, and may also have stripes on the backs of the forelegs and across the shoulders.


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