Coat color translations/abbreviations

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Coat color translations/abbreviations

Postby Miesque1973 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:00 am

Does anybody have a source that would translate foreign abbreviations for coat colors?

I came across "sk" for a Hungarian-bred (Preri Mary, who apparently won the Hungarian 1000 Guineas in 2002), and for the life of me I can't figure out what "sk" might stand for. The few websites I've stumbled across were either unhelpful or incredibly unclear. As if a translation from Finnish to English to Hungarian wouldn't muddy things up even more. ;)

"sk" might be two separate word abbreviations, however, as the Hungarian website lists that term under 'sex/color'. So 's' and 'k' could mean two different things. Or not.

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Re: Coat color translations/abbreviations

Postby Bettina » Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:59 am

Hello, Miesque73
Maybe I can help you. Several years ago I discovered in the local State Library a Thoroughbred Stallionbook, published in 1912, printed in Hungarian/Germany.

Luckily there is a list of abbrevations of various horse related terms, including "coat colours".

(English) Bay= pej (Hungarian)
" Black= sötet
" Brown= sötetpej
" Grey= szürke
" Roan= tüzött

Hope I could help

regards, Bettina