Types Of Horse Colors! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Types Of Horse Colors! Trivia Facts Quiz - Quiz

This is a quiz about horse colors and markings! Questions vary in difficulty. Enjoy, and Good Luck! :)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    True or False:The color chestnut is recessive.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The color chestnut being recessive means that it is only expressed when an individual has two copies of the chestnut gene. If an individual has one copy of the chestnut gene and one copy of a dominant gene for a different color, the dominant gene will be expressed instead. Therefore, if chestnut is recessive, it implies that it is less common in a population compared to the dominant color gene.

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  • 2. 

    A spot of white on the horse's nose is called a 

    • A.

      Dot

    • B.

      Spot

    • C.

      Snip

    • D.

      Star

    • E.

      Snuffle

    Correct Answer
    C. Snip
    Explanation
    A spot of white on the horse's nose is called a snip.

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  • 3. 

    A horse with a brown body and black mane and tail is called:

    Correct Answer
    bay
    Explanation
    A horse with a brown body and black mane and tail is called bay. The term "bay" is used to describe horses with a reddish-brown coat color, which can range from light to dark shades. The black mane and tail are a common characteristic of bay horses. This color combination is one of the most common and recognizable in horse breeds.

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  • 4. 

    What is another name for a dorsal stripe? (Dark stripe along horse's back)

    • A.

      Blaze

    • B.

      List

    • C.

      Strip

    • D.

      Stocking

    • E.

      Chestnut

    Correct Answer
    B. List
    Explanation
    The term "dorsal stripe" refers to the dark stripe that runs along the back of a horse. The other options provided in the question, such as Blaze, Stocking, Chestnut, do not accurately describe a dorsal stripe. However, "List" can be used as another name for a dorsal stripe in the context of horse markings.

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  • 5. 

    What is a "walleye"?

    • A.

      Horse born in Australia

    • B.

      Another name for a cataract

    • C.

      Growth on horse's eyelid

    • D.

      Another name for "Moon Blindness"

    • E.

      A horse's eye with no or a tinge of blue pigment

    Correct Answer
    E. A horse's eye with no or a tinge of blue pigment
    Explanation
    A "walleye" refers to a horse's eye with no or a tinge of blue pigment. This condition causes the horse's eye to appear pale or light blue in color.

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  • 6. 

    True or False: When a horse has walleyes, their vision is impaired.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false. When a horse has walleyes, their vision is not impaired. Walleyes, also known as "wall eyes," is a condition where the eyes of a horse appear to be pointing in different directions. However, this does not necessarily mean that their vision is impaired. Horses with walleyes can still have normal vision and function without any visual impairment.

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  • 7. 

    Gray horses have what color skin?

    • A.

      Black

    • B.

      Gray

    • C.

      Pink

    • D.

      Varies

    • E.

      Whatever color their speckles are if they're fleabitten gray

    Correct Answer
    A. Black
    Explanation
    Gray horses have black skin because the gene that causes their gray coat color also affects the pigmentation of their skin. This gene causes the gradual loss of melanocytes, which are responsible for producing pigment in the hair and skin. As a result, the gray horse's coat gradually turns lighter, but their skin remains black. This is why even a fully gray horse will have black skin.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these is a made-up horse color?

    • A.

      Grulla

    • B.

      Whiskey

    • C.

      Cremello

    • D.

      Perlino

    • E.

      Blue Roan

    Correct Answer
    B. Whiskey
  • 9. 

    True or False: White areas on a horse are susceptible to infections.

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    B. True
    Explanation
    White areas on a horse, such as the face, legs, or markings, are more prone to infections compared to other areas of the body. This is because the skin in these areas is often more sensitive and can be easily damaged or irritated. Additionally, the lack of pigmentation in white areas may make them more susceptible to sunburn, which can further increase the risk of infection. Therefore, it is true that white areas on a horse are susceptible to infections.

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  • 10. 

    True or False: Lipizzaners are albino horses.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Lipizzaners are not albino horses. Albino horses have a genetic condition that results in a complete lack of pigmentation, including in their skin, hair, and eyes. Lipizzaners, on the other hand, are a specific breed of horses that are predominantly gray in color. They are born dark and gradually lighten as they age, but they are not albinos.

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