Quick Answer: Are All Black Horses Rare?

What is the rarest horse color?


Is there such thing as a black horse?

Black is a relatively uncommon coat color, and it is not uncommon to mistake dark chestnuts or bays for black. Black horses that do not sun bleach are called “non-fading” blacks. Some breeds of horses, such as the Friesian horse, Murgese and Ariegeois (or Merens) are almost exclusively black.

Are cremello horses rare?

A Cremello or Perlino horse is simply a sorrel (cremello) or bay (perlino) horse that has recieved two copies of the “creme” gene. Aside from being extremely rare, this coloration makes a horse extremely valuable in the breeding shed.

Are albino horses rare?

Albinism. Although white horses are sometimes called “albino” there are no reported cases of a true “albino” horse. All so-called “albino” horses have pigmented eyes, generally brown or blue. In contrast, many albino mammals, such as mice or rabbits, typically have a white hair coat, unpigmented skin and reddish eyes.