Ever got confused in brown horses? Well, you probably have because brown is a common coat color and it appears in several shades. As we try to discuss the breeds or the coat colors in detail, we would be discussing a breathtakingly beautiful coat color called “Seal Brown”.
Before we get into details lets us inform you that Seal Brown is just a coat color, referring to them as a breed is ” totally” wrong. It’s a common color that can appear in any horse breed. Now let’s move ahead to discuss deeply, as it’s a coat color so let’s start judging it by the appearance.
Appearance of Seal Brown Horse
Since it’s not a breed but a color that can appear in any horse breed. So, it’s super hard to tell how physically the Seal Brown horses appear as all said population do not have the same features.
One Seal Brown horse would be taller, the other one can be shorter or even muscular, only the coat and base color would be identical, no matter which horse breed the Seal Brown horse belongs to.
As the name suggests, the Seal Brown horses have been blessed with a black base and dark brown coat embellished by lighter tan coloration around the muzzles, eyes, flanks, and other soft areas of the horse’s body. Their head, legs, mane, and tail are usually darker than the rest of the body.
Seal Brown horses do not have any such official nicknames, they are normally admired by their real name “Seal Brown Horse” or sometimes by their breed name they belong. The unofficial nicknames such brown horses often get are toffee, chocolate, cappuccino, and brownie, etc.
It’s not a breed so Seal Brown horses do not have a variety of colors. As the name suggests, Seal Brown horses have been blessed with dark skin and only brown color.
Again, it’s super hard to tell how much do Seal Brown horses “actually” weigh as this coat color can appear in any horse breed. It can be said with certainty that, no matter which breed they belong to, they would not go above or below the average horse weight. So, their weight would be residing somewhere between 900 to 2000 pounds.
Seal Brown horses can be tall, short, or medium-sized depending on the breed they belong to. On average, they normally stand between 1.4 to 1.8m tall.
Health Issues of Seal Brown Horses
It’s only the gray horses that have one or two specific health issues. The Seal Brown or regular brown horses do not face any supernatural health problems other than the regular ones. It would not wrong to say here that this coat color can face any issue that other horses get to deal with.
Now that the worth-sharing information, that needed to be discussed separately, is served, let’s compare the brown horses and Seal Brown horses so that you can tell the difference as well.
Comparing regular brown horses and Seal Brown horses
The regular brown horses can have a reddish or rich chocolate brown color. Such horses usually have the same colored legs, head, mane, and tail like the rest of the body. The regular brown horses also usually lack dark or light markings and points.
Seal Brown horses can look quite similar to regular brown horses if one does not attempt to judge the color keenly. If one judges the Seal Brown horses carefully, he/she can find several differences. The Seal Brown horses stand out from the crowd of brown horses by their visible black points, dark head, legs, mane, and tail.
So, the brown shade Seal Brown or the regular brown horses usually have been blessed with can be more or less the same, the difference lies in the darker legs, mane, tail, and head, the dark points, and the lighter hair around the eyes, muzzles, and flanks, etc.
Comparing the dark bay horses and Seal Brown horses
Dark Bay horses have been blessed with black legs, heads, manes, and tails whereas the rest of the body is dark reddish-brown. The Dark Bay horses lack markings, they have got smoother coats.
Seal Brown horses, if we compare them to Dark Bay horses, are a little darker than the Said horses, their legs, head, mane, and tail are more or less of the same color as Bay horses. The only visible difference between the Dark bay and Seal Brown horses is the “presence of black points” and the lighter areas around the eyes, flanks, and muzzles.
So, as far as we have judged by comparing the regular brown and bay horses with Seal Brown horses, Seal Brown horses resemble Dark Bay horses more than the other brown horses.
Everything else you need to know about Seal Brown horses
Seal Brown horses have dark points that can hardly be seen
Unlike regular brown, bay, or chestnut horses, Seal Brown horses have dark points that usually can not be noticed because of the rich brown color (that looks almost black in the dark). This dark point can only be seen in bright daylight.
The brown shade is much darker in the Seal Brown horses than the regular Brown horses
Bay, brown, black, chestnut are the few common coat colors. The other brown horses, no matter which horse breed they belong to, are not that dark. The brown shade is breathtakingly darker in Seal Brown horses. It almost looks black in the shade.
Seal Brown horses are not properly recognized by breed registries
Though the Seal Brown horses stand out from the crowd of brown horses by their exceptionally dark skin and pointed coat it still has not been recognized as it should be. Some breed registries, neglecting all the differences, are not willing to give them a shout-out as a separate category.
The lighter hair around the muzzle, flank, and eyes are also their marks of identification
The lighter hair around the muzzle, flank, and eyes often get neglected, probably because it does not cover a noticeable part of the Seal Brown horse’s body, but among all other signs of the existence as separate coat color, they are also taken as the marks of their identification.
In shade, the Dark Bay and Seal Brown horses look the same
Dark Bay and Seal Brown horses are distinguishable only in the bright daylight, as soon as the sun sets in, both coat colors start giving the same shade. The Seal Brown horses, in the dark, can only be recognized by the lighter hair around the muzzle, eyes, and flanks.
In brief, Seal Brown is not a breed it’s a color that is embellished with dark skin, black points, and light hair around the muzzle, eyes, and flanks. The Seal Brown horses have darker(almost black) legs, head, mane, and tail whereas the rest of the body is brown. As it’s just a color, it’s hard to tell how these horses physically appear, they can be tall, short, or even muscular.
Like gray horses, they do not have any specific health issue, the Seal Brown horses can be taken down by any regular horse disease. Underneath the unusual coat color, the Seal Brown are regular horses that can get 1.4 to 1.8m tall and weigh around 900 to 2000 pounds. Despite the spectacular coat color, Seal Brown horses are still not recognized by the breed registries as a separate category. Isn’t it unfair?
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