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        11-09-2011, 04:32 PM
      #1
    Green Broke
    Any idea his coloring?

    So im guessing he's red roan with a leopard blanket but wanted other opinions. I can't wait til spring when his coat sheds. He's going to be stunning
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        11-09-2011, 04:44 PM
      #2
    Trained
    Chestnut/sorrel varnish roan. Probably had a blanket at one point with those spots, but obviously doesn't now.
         
        11-09-2011, 05:09 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Guess the vet didnt even know what he was his coggins says red roan with a leopard blanket :s
         
        11-09-2011, 05:25 PM
      #4
    Trained
    Well he isn't a leopard. He'll get whiter and whiter every year, but it is not grey. That is the varnish (LP gene) at work. Like I said, I bet he was born with a blanket and has varnished to this point. *shrugs* Vets usually aren't the most up to date on horse color genetics.
         
        11-09-2011, 05:31 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    So im guessing hell eventually turn white and just have those spots on him bum left?
         
        11-09-2011, 05:33 PM
      #6
    Trained
    He'll probably look more like a flea-bitten gray but keep his red legs, mane, and spots.
         
        11-09-2011, 05:41 PM
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    Green Broke
    Boo:( there goes my loudly colored horse! Hehe
         
        11-09-2011, 05:48 PM
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    Trained
    His spots he will keep if they haven't varnished yet. Varnish tends to not affect spots (grey erases them). It is more apt to reveal more spots than it is to erase them.
         
        11-09-2011, 05:54 PM
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    Green Broke
    Then hell just look like a leopard? How weird ! Lol
         
        11-09-2011, 05:54 PM
      #10
    Trained
    My mare Phoenix is the same as your guy.

    Click to play the slide show (it shows a progression of her varnishing) -
         

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