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    04-18-2011, 08:47 PM
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    04-18-2011, 08:51 PM
People wpuld refer to this horse as a bay roan, but IMO it's a brown roan.

Brown can be light as well. It is not just limited to blacker/darker horses with brown around the muzzle, etc.
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    04-18-2011, 08:55 PM
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How would you go about determining the difference between a bay and a brown then? I thought the very definitive black legs were indicative of bay, whereas brown would remain more or less the same uniform shade? I haven't really seen a lighter brown before, I would definitely say the horse you posted is bay roan, could you post some pics of lighter browns? I'm not well educated on brown and like to learn!
    04-18-2011, 09:03 PM
It's the muzzle that gives it away. How the color is around the muzzle and the nostrils. I will try and dig up some pictures of what I am talking about.
    04-18-2011, 09:12 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by NdAppy    
It's the muzzle that gives it away. How the color is around the muzzle and the nostrils. I will try and dig up some pictures of what I am talking about.
Thaaaaaanks! We're having an argument at the barn over the color of a Trakehner, he's almost PITCH black except for a patch on his neck and an area on his body that are a lighter shade. We've also been arguing for awhile over whether Eve is bay or brown.

    04-18-2011, 09:13 PM
Brown. Totally brown in my mind.
    04-18-2011, 09:15 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by NdAppy    
Brown. Totally brown in my mind.
Muahaha, I totally win. I told Shay-la she was brown and she just keeps kicking dirt and cursing at me to shut my piehole, she's bay.
    04-18-2011, 09:32 PM
Lol well technically you are both right. Brown is a form of bay.

Here are some quick examples (hopefully you can see what I am talking about. It's the clear delineation between the black nose and the super light color surrounding it, such as on the darker brown horses). As far as I know none of these horses are tested for brown, and most people wouldn't test. It's more just a gut feeling on my part I guess.

Here is a lighter brown (note the muzzle)-

I canít tell on the dam in this one, but the foal is brown

It is soooo much easier to see brown on a lighter horse in a winter coat, same goes for some of the dark browns as well.
    04-19-2011, 12:07 AM
100% Blue Roan! Lol, Those are hard to come by! ^^
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    04-23-2011, 08:45 PM
I'd have to agree, brown roan. Such a beautiful shiny silvery look in the first picture, though. :)

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