Just as with CJ Sparkling Gem
(Dusty), Topaz's color line comes directly from
Californio, the sire of Topaz's buckskin dam,
Kennebec Opal. Topaz is a typical yellow-gold
of a paler buckskin, rather than the caramely-red
of a bay dun, or peachy-red tones of a dunskin.
In the bottom two photos, we can
see that Topaz has some counter shading
leg markings. These are not true leg bars,
as seen on dun dilutes. The front leg markings
are not at all well defined, and those on the
hind legs are more or less shadows of stripes.
Additionally, dun leg barring on the hind legs
is on the sides and backs of the hocks (and
sometimes on the insides of the hocks), not
on the front of the hock joint.