Anyone had a roan that one year didn't roan? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 18 Old 02-12-2013, 05:38 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Midwest
Posts: 3,903
• Horses: 0
What a cutie pie! Roans will change quite a lot when their coats come in for winter, and then again in the spring when they shed.
Remali is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 18 Old 02-12-2013, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Shetland, Scotland, UK
Posts: 1,381
• Horses: 6
Remali I do know how roans work, I have read up quite a bit on genetics but I have never really heard of roans that one summer didn't shred out roan.

Never judge a book by their cover, also never judge a pony by their height. They tend to be big personalities in little packages.
mirriedancersshetlands.weebly.com/
rbarlo32 is offline  
post #13 of 18 Old 02-12-2013, 08:44 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 23,344
• Horses: 3
The test of a true roan against a grey that looks to be a roan when young is said to be that a true roan remains the same in its summer coat all its life whereas a grey will gradually lighten each year as it ages.
Not sure what experience anyone has of this though certainly with the pony we had it was true - I first 'met' him when he was 4 and belonged to a friend, he eventually came to us and when he retired went to someone else I knew - he lived to be very old and his summer colour was pretty much constant
jaydee is offline  
post #14 of 18 Old 02-12-2013, 08:55 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 5,153
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbarlo32 View Post
Remali I do know how roans work, I have read up quite a bit on genetics but I have never really heard of roans that one summer didn't shred out roan.
He has roaned, just not as significantly as you are used to.

Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.
Chiilaa is offline  
post #15 of 18 Old 02-13-2013, 12:04 PM
Started
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,824
• Horses: 0
I no expert on colors, but I just wanted to say that he is adorable.

This is what happens when you have democrats in office
wetrain17 is offline  
post #16 of 18 Old 02-13-2013, 05:28 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 151
• Horses: 4
My roans have a different amount of roaning every couple of years...My QH has gotten redder with less silver/white mixed in then his previous pictures as a younger horse...the tone of his red has changed as well, he was a DEEP dark red when he was younger, now he's more of a orangey red chestnut :(

As a 10 year old Stallion


20 year old Gelding :)
Adenfire is offline  
post #17 of 18 Old 02-14-2013, 07:58 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 81
• Horses: 1
Roans often do one of two things: they either lighten or darken. When they lighten up they are called varnish roans, but your little guy seems to be doing the opposite. Roans change every year with the shedding of their winter coat, but they tend to keep the color of their legs, manes and tails the same while their bodies change. A little off topic, but your little shetland is very adorable :)
Gageholmes1 is offline  
post #18 of 18 Old 02-14-2013, 08:06 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 5,153
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gageholmes1 View Post
When they lighten up they are called varnish roans,
No. Varnish roans are a colour that is from the LP (appaloosa) complex, and is a misnomer. It is not related to classic roan at all, except in that it puts white hair into the coat.

Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.
Chiilaa is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wht color grulla roan or blue roan??? happytrailstoyou Horse Colors and Genetics 36 03-28-2013 11:11 PM
Red Roan vs. Strawberry Roan.... calicokatt Horse Colors and Genetics 19 11-30-2012 05:17 PM
Bay Roan? Or Brown Roan... Foxesdontwearbowties Horse Colors and Genetics 12 10-15-2012 07:36 PM
2 year old Red Roan QH for sale myQHpaul Horses for Sale 0 08-30-2010 06:11 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome