Dunskin Horse (Buckskin Dun)

If you know anything about equine coat colors, you’ve probably heard the terms dun or buckskin when used to refer too beautiful fawn-colored horses.

Dunskin is a shorthand abbreviation for a horse that is a combination of buckskin and dun. 

Buckskins are light-colored horses with black points and are named for the color of buckskin or deerskin leather. 

Dun horses are also light colored, this gene lightens a horse’s coat color but not the color of the points on the legs, mane, or tail. 

The only way to know a dunskin for sure is through genetic testing to see if the horse carries both the cream dilution gene and the dun dilution gene.