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INTERNATIONAL HORSE & PONY COLOUR TERM DICTIONARY
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With the introduction of international horse & pony passports, it has  become
increasingly important to use colour terms that can be freely translated & understood
in different countries.  The following list has been drawn from a number of sources,
but principally from:   "Hair Colour in The Horse" by R. Geurts;
"The Natural Colours of the Icelandic Horse" by F. Porkelsson & S. Magnússon;
  "Allen's Photographic Guide to Horse and Pony Coat Colour"
by Carole Knowles-Pfeiffer
Thanks also to Frans Voskuil, Christina Hanson & others for their help.

I have tried to avoid colloquial terms, such as 'strawberry roan', which have different
meanings for different people.

I am sure there are some errors, & there are a number of gaps, but I hope, if you can
help construct this Dictionary of Colour, that you will e-mail me.

A second page, of composite colours such as 'palomino dun roan', is under
construction, and if you can help, I would love to hear from you!

Please note, this page may print off better if your printer is set to print in landscape format

ENGLISH

DUTCH

DANISH

SWEDISH

GERMAN

ICELANDIC

FRENCH

BLACK

ZWART

SORT

SVART

RAPPE

SVARTUR

NOIR

BLACK BROWN

ZWARTBRUIN

SORTBRUN

SVARTBRUN

SCHWARTZBRAUN

BRÚNN

BAI BRUN

BROWN

DONKERBRUIN

KASTANJEBRUN

BRUN/MŘRKBRUN

RECHTBRAUN

MÓBRÚNN

BAI FONCÉ

DARK BAY

DONKERBRUIN

BRUN

BRUN

DUNKELBRAUN

DÖKKJARPUR

BAI

LIGHT BAY

LICHTBRUIN

LYSBRUN

LJUSBRUN

HELLBRAUN

LJÓSJARPUR

BAI CLAIR

CHESTNUT

VOS

RŘD

FUX/RŘD

FUCHS

RAUDUR

ALÉZAN

LIVER CHESTNUT

KOFFIEVOS

LEVERRŘD

MŘRKFUX

DUNKELFUCHS

SÓTRAUDUR

ALÉZAN FONCÉ

LIGHT CHESTNUT

LICHTEVOS

LYS RŘD

LJUS FUX

HELLFUCHS

LJÓSRAUDUR

ALÉZAN CLAIR

WILDCOLOUR/DUN  (with eel stripe)

WILDKLEUR

GUL MED ĹL/ DUN, EEL

BLACK

FALBE MIT AALSTRICH

BLEIKUR  (MED ÁL)

 

BLACK or BROWN  DUN

WILDKLEUR ZWART

MUSEGRĹ MED ĹL/ MOUSE DUN, EEL

MUSBLACK

MAUSFALBE

MÓÁLÓTTUR

       

BAY DUN

WILDKLEUR BRUIN

GUL MED SORT ĹL MAN OG HALE/ DUN, EEL

BRUNBLACK

FALBE

BLEIKÁLÓTTUR

           

CHESTNUT DUN

WILDKLEUR VOS

GUL MED ĹL/ CREAM DUN

RŘDBLACK

FUCHSFALBE

BLEIKUR

            

CREAM CHESTNUT DUN

CREAM DUN/W.K. LEEMVOS

GUL MED ĹL/ CREAM DUN

RŘDBLACK/KRÄM GULBRUN

   

FIFILBLEIKUR

            

BUCKSKIN (no eel stripe)

VALK

JORDFARVET

   GULBRUN

FALBE

MOLDÓTTUR

   

DARK BUCKSKIN

VALK

MŘRK JORDFARVET

MÖRK GULBRUN

DUNKELFALBE

DÖKKMOLDÓTTUR

 

LIGHT BUCKSKIN

VALK

LYS JORDFARVET

LJUS GULBRUN

HELLFALBE

LJÓSMOLDÓTTUR

 

ROAN

ROAN

STIKKELHĹRET

STICKELHĹRIG

STICHELHAARIG

LITFÖRÓTTUR

ROUAN

BLACK ROAN

ZWARTROAN

SORT STIKKELHĹRET

STICKELHĹRIG SVART

SCHWARTZ   STICHELHAARIG

BRÚNLITFÖRÓTTUR

ROUAN

BROWN ROAN DONKERBRUINROAN KASTANJEBRUN STIKKELHÁET STICKELHĹRIG MŘRKBRUN DUNKELBRAUN STICHELHAARIG MÓBRÚNNLITFÖRÓTTUR         

BAY ROAN

BRUINROAN

BRUN STIKKELHĹRET

STICKELHĹRIG BRUN

BRAUN STICHELHAARIG

JARPLITFÖRÓTTUR

             

CHESTNUT ROAN

VOSROAN

RŘD STIKKELHĹRET

STICKELHĹRIG FUX

FUCHS STICHELHAARIG

RAUDLITFÖRÓTTUR

AUBÉRE

DILUTES

VERDUNDE KLEUR

BLEKTA  FÄRGER

SMOKEY BLACK

SMOKEY

MOUSE DUN

SOTBORK

ERDBRAUN

GLÓBRÚNN

 

DILUTE BAY

VALK

DUN

GULBRUN

FALBE / HELLBRAUN

DÖKKMOLDÖTTUR

 

PALOMINO

PALOMINO

PALOMINO

ISABELL

ISABELL/PALOMINO

LEIRLJÓS

ISABELLE

CREAM

ISABEL

LYS PALOMINO

LJUS ISABEL

ISABELL

LJÓSLEIRLJÓS

 

PERLINO

PERLINO

PERLINO

PERLINO / PÄRIGRĹ PERLINO

HVITINGUR

 

CREMELLO

CREMELLO

CREMELLO

 GULVIT  CREMELLO

HVITINGUR

 

SILVER DAPPLE

ZILVERAPPEL

SŘLVTONET/SŘLVFARVE

SILVERFÄRG, APELKASTNING

WINDFARBEN

VINDÓTTUR

  

DARK SILVER DAPPLE

ZILVERAPPEL ZWART

BRUNGRĹ SŘLVTONET/ SŘLVSORT, BLOMMET

SILVERSVART, APELKASTNING

DUNKELFUCHS-DAPPLED

DÖKKVIINDÓTTUR

  

LIGHT SILVER DAPPLE

  

BRUNGRĹ SŘLVTONET/ LYS SŘLVSORT, BLOMMET

SILVERSVART, APELKASTNING WINDFARBEN HELL

MÓVINDÓTTUR

  

SILVER DAPPLE BAY

ZILVERAPPEL BRUIN

BRUNGRĹ SŘLVTONET/ SŘLVBRUN, BLOMMET

SILVERBRUN, APELKASTNING BRAUN-DAPPLED

JARPVINDÓTTUR

  

GREY

GRIJSSCHIMMEL

SKIMMEL/GRĹ

SKIMMEL

SCHIMMEL

GRÁR

GRIS

DARK   GREY

GRIJS

MŘRKGRĹ

MŘRK SKIMMEL

DUNKELSCHIMMEL

STEINGRÁR

  

LIGHT GREY

GRIJS

LYSGRĹ

LJUS SKIMMEL/VIT

SCHIMMEL

LJÓSGRÁR

 

TOBIANO/OVERO

PLATENBONT

TOBIANO/OVERO

SKÄCK

SCHECKE

SKJÓTTUR

PIE

BLACK & WHITE PIEBALD

ZWARTBONT

SORTBROGET

SVARTSKÄCK

RAPPSCHECKE

   PIE NOIR

BROWN & WHITE SKEWBALD

BRUINBONT

BRUNBROGET

BRUNSKÄCK

BRAUNSCHECKE

BRÚNSKJÓTTUR

 

BAY & WHITE SKEWBALD

BRUINBONT

LYSBRUNBROGET

LJUSBRUNSKÄCK

BRAUNSCHECKE

JARPSKJÓTTUR

 

CHESTNUT & WHITE SKEWBALD

VOSBONT

RŘDBROGET

RÖDSKÄCK

FUCHSSCHECKE

RAUDSKJÓTTUR

 

GREY & WHITE SKEWBALD

GRIJSBONT

SKIMMELBROGET

SKIMMELSKĹCK

SCHIMMELSCHECKE

GRÁSKJÓTTUR

 
MARKINGS ETC    

  TECKEN

ABZEICHEN

   
STAR   STJERNE STJÄRN STERN STJÖRNÓTTUR  
BLAZE    BLIS BLÄS BLESSE BLESÓTTUR  
SOCK    SOK VIT  KOTA GESTIEFELT SOKKÓTTUR  
STOCKING    HŘJ SOK VIT HALVSTRUMPA HOCHGESTIEFELT     
LIGHT MANE & TAIL LICHTE MANEN EN STAART LYS MAN OG HALE LJUS MAN OCH SVANS HELLER MÄHNE UND SCHWEIF        
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