The color Black in Icelandic Horses is dominant to Chestnut. The Black color need only be passed to the the
horse will still be Black, yet will carry the Chestnut gene and has the potential to pass it to any offspring.
A horse that receives a Black gene from each parent will only produce Black based offspring.

A Black Horse can be modified by several additional color modifying genes. The color modifiers affecting
Black and found in the Icelandic horse are Cream, Dun, Pinto, Silver Dapple, Roan, Grey and Splashed White.
We are looking for photos of beautiful Icelandic Horses in all of these colors or any combinations there of.
Lilja from Rhythmhill ~ Photo by Cheryl Shelton
Smoky Black  (Black + Cream)
Askur från Håkansgården ~ Photo by Erica Osterman
Grey Pinto  (Black + Pinto + Grey)
Photo by Cheryl Shelton
Black Pinto  (Black + Pinto)
Leikari fra M and M Stables ~ Photo by Penny Miller
Black Silver Dapple w/Blaze
(Black + Silver Dapple Possible Splashed White Carrier)
Askur ~ Photo by Erica Osterman
Black Silver Dapple  (Black + Silver Dapple)
Photo by Chantal Jonkergouw
Black Silver Dapple Pinto
(Black + Silver Dapple + Pinto)
Photo by Ellen Hansen
Blue Dun Silver Dapple Pinto
(Black + Dun + Silver Dapple + Pinto)
Prisma ~ Photo by Erica Osterman
Blue Dun Mare (Black + Dun) with Black Foal
Photo by Ellen Hansen
Blue Dun Pinto  (Black + Dun + Pinto)
Sibelius vom Eichenhof
Photo by Chantal Jonkergouw
Black Roan Pinto (Black + Roan + Pinto)
Tjaldur ~ Photo by Tim Kvick
Smoky Black Pinto  (Black + Cream + Pinto)
Photo by Chantal Jonkergouw
Black Roan Pinto (Black + Roan + Pinto)
Tjaldur ~ Photo by Chantal Jonkergouw
Smoky (Black +Cream)
Photo by Dawn Shaw
Photo by Lukka
Arnthrudur Heimisdottir
Blue Dun Silver Dapple
(Black + Dun + Silver Dapple)
Jarl ~ Photo by Chantal Jonkergouw
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Black Based Colors of the Icelandic Horse