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Origin of Dun Horses

Nature volume 85, page 40 (10 November 1910) | Download Citation

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IN discussing the colours and stripes of horses in “Animals and Plants under Domestication”, Mr. Darwin says:—“I have endeavoured, but with poor success, to discover whether duns, which are so much more oftener striped than other coloured horses, are ever produced from the crossing of two horses, neither of which are duns. . . . One case, however, has fallen under my own observation of a foal from a black mare by a bay horse, which when fully grown was a dark yellow-dun and had a narrow but a plain spinal stripe.”1

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