From W. E. Darwin 5 June 1871
June 5. 1871
I saw that little wretch of a pony yesterday; it has not quite moulted but very nearly. It is a dirty pale dun, about the colour of weak gritty coffee & milk, and I think is a little darker than when you saw it, tail a tolerably pure white, mane creamy white.
I will look again
W E D
I saw a new Forest pony shedding its hair. Winter coat very long summer coat brownish cream-colour, tail & mane remaining white
Descent of Man—2
Follows up CD’s observation of 13 May 1871, of a New Forest pony shedding its winter coat.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7802,” accessed on 31 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7802