Quarter Horse Color and Markings Chart

This comprehensive horse color chart helps you identify horse colors and markings.

close up of the Quarter Horse Colors and Markings chart, depicting several American Quarter Horses of various colors

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It's easy to get overwhelmed by the 17 AQHA-recognized horse colors.

And it's hard to remember the difference between a strip and a snip. AQHA makes it easy with this easy-to-use, easy to store the free Quarter Horse Color and Markings chart.

The downloadable chart sports a world of horse markings and color information, plus photos depicting each Quarter Horse coat color and marking examples.

Get descriptions and photos of these horse colors and more:

  1. Bay

  2. Black

  3. Brown

  4. Sorrel

  5. Blue roan

  6. Grullo

  7. Bay roan

  8. Red roan

  9. Chestnut

  10. Red dun

  11. Dun

  12. Palomino

  13. Gray

  14. Buckskin

  15. Cremello

  16. Perlino

  17. White

With this handy reference chart, you'll learn the difference between a buckskin and a dun, a red roan and a blue roan, a cremello and a perlino and many more in Quarter Horse Colors and Markings.

This stylish, full-color chart is helpful when determining a new foal’s color, and it’s great for science projects and school reports.

Full-color photos of horses with all 17 colors will help you train your eye and become a coat-color expert.

Submit the form below to download the Quarter Horse Color and Markings chart.

To learn about the genetics behind each of these coat colors, download American Quarter Horse Coat Color Genetics from AQHA’s premium library of e-books, free to AQHA members.

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