Buckskin is a color of
horses. The horse has a tan or gold colored coat with black points
(mane, tail, and lower legs). Buckskin occurs as a result of the
cream dilution gene acting on a bay horse. Therefore, a buckskin has
the Extension, or "black base coat" (E) gene, the agouti (A) gene,
which restricts the black base coat to the points, and one copy of
the cream gene, which lightens the red/brown color of the coat to a
modern buckskin, (dun), technically a color breed, is actually a
descendant from ancient time, his color being an indication of a
strong heritage. In the West, horses of the Buckskin, Dun, Red Dun
and Grulla hues trace to the Mustang - Spanish Barb descendants
which originated in Spain as the Sorraia.
The American Buckskin Registry Association, Inc. is a non-profit
organization whose purpose is to collect, record and preserve the
pedigrees of Buckskin, Dun, Red Dun and Grulla horses and ponies.