The Glamorous Silver Dapple Horse!
Also known as “Taffy” or the “Taffy Horse“. Silver Dapple is a dilute gene that can accompany virtually any color or color combinations on horses, BUT is only visible on black based horses.
The silver dilute doesn’t exhibit on a chestnut, or genetically red-based horse color. Red-based horses can carry the Silver Dapple gene and produce Silver Dapple foals (black-based) or other Silver Dapple carriers (red-based).
Silver Dapple horses must have at least one parent that carries the gene in order to inherit, or possibly inherit the color.
There are varying shades of Silver Dapple and degrees of tones. Silver Dapples also change tones or shades several times from birth to adulthood. They are often prone to more sun-bleaching. Many appear to have different shades at different times of the year too. Most foals are born lighter and darken as the grow. Silver dapple horses can change tones several times as they mature.
Enjoy the examples of some of our Silver Dapple Horses below. These are all black-based SILVER DAPPLE HORSES that we own/have owned, and/or raised here at the Silver Dapple Horse Ranch. Displaying a variety of shades and tones.
While you are at it, check out our amazing Morgan Horses at KDA Morgan Horses website.