That Horse – Gray or White?

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Today, my hubby took a grey horse in his lunchbag.

The Doodlewash prompt for today is ‘Battleship Gray’. I chose to do a gray horse because I find the subject of gray vs white in horses to be an interesting one.

That horse – gray or white? The answer isn’t as easy to figure out as you might think.

White horses are born white and have pink skin. There are no albinos – the genetics that cause albinism don’t exist in horses. However, lethal white syndrome is a genetic order that occurs in many white horses, and they die as foals, making true white horses uncommon.

Gray horses are born dark – even black sometimes. They have black skin, which stays black. Their coats lighten as they grow older becoming steel, dappled or … white! Most ‘white’ horses are actually mature grays.

You can’t make up stuff like this!

Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Qor watercolor & Ecoline watercolor brush pen on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Velvetouch Round Size 8. Photo courtesy of luctheo on Pixabay.

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  1. Wonderful painting, like how you ink the line work an didn’t fill all with colour. Speaking of the colour, your choice an blending is beautiful. Also, learned a lot about skin colours of horse I never knew, greatly appreciate your added on information along with your art subjects.

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