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    04-19-2012, 09:14 PM
bay roan going grey?

This is the filly I am pretty sure I am getting... she is registered as a grey, but is currently a bay roan. This picture is right after a bath, and she is shedding her winter coat, and is coming two so still pretty ungainly.... her dad is a grey tobiano, mom is red roan overo, her coloring has not lightened at all on her face or legs... curious to see if she'll start greying out this year,i like greys and roans both, but hoping she keeps her dark points for a few years.... what do you think... I should add this picture is a close up of a picture texted to me so you can see light that is the pixels blown up....
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    04-19-2012, 09:25 PM
Yeah she looks grey to me. Roans don't usually have white hairs on their face. Greys do.
    04-19-2012, 09:38 PM
I agree, Chiilaa, that and her tail seems to be lighter at the bottom... just wondering how long she'll hold onto those dark legs and face, I am getting a video sent tonight, so will be able to see her better soon...
    04-20-2012, 12:23 AM
She looks like a bay roan to me, and not a gray, hard to be sure based on that pic alone.

Both my blue roans were registered as gray. And the second one (daughter of the first) was born here and her registration application was correctly marked!! But the registry (APHA) changed it.
    04-20-2012, 12:48 AM
Here are her videos from today ... she is shedding the winter coat which makes it tricky, but I think I see some lighter areas on her head... but her face seems darker now than when the pic was taken last month... this is her first week of under saddle work and she turns two next month - she's been sitting in the pasture since a weanling futurity so is a little rusty, but she is bred up the wahzoo and I think she'll be a knockout grey or roan :)


    04-20-2012, 12:54 AM
My trainer in the video is just over 6 feet tall... I think this filly will get big, her dad is 16 hands and mom 15.2. I am 5'8 so like a taller horse, she'll go to show in APHA spb classes.
    04-20-2012, 01:27 AM
I think it is really hard to tell at that age. My mare as a yearling went white. She had grey hairs on her face for awhile, then shed out and went back to being a typical roan. Depending on the season she gets white flecks on her face, but I have never ever had any one say to me they may expect her to gray out.
I included a picture to show how much she got at one point. Her face shed out first, so there was more white.
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    04-20-2012, 01:37 AM
Thanks so much for posting, Diesel :) I may just have to wait it out until summer and then if I am still questioning, can I test her to confirm what she is?

Diesel, do you have a current pic of your mare you wouldn't mind posting? I am fascinated by this as my mare, Whiskey, is a sorrel so I don't have to think much on that ;) ... these color changes are fascinating and I am very excited to finalize this deal on the filly and make her mine.
    04-20-2012, 01:42 AM
Do you have any foal pics? There must have been something to make her registered as grey and not roan.
    04-20-2012, 01:51 AM
This is her last fall after being out in the pasture all year, so she is pretty faded...

Her dad is a grey, her mom is a roan. Her breeder still thinks that though currently she is a bay roan, she will grey out. Just hard to tell at this stage, isn't it?
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