I'm really not familiar with the sooty gene and I have always figured these were Bend Or Spots but as a horse ages can they get more Bend Or Spots or is he a possible sooty?
So this is Dusty he is an 8 year old Palomino Roan Quarter Horse. I know, I know he does NOT look like a roan but he is [Rn/rn] and as proof I provide the following evidence: XD
This is 2 year old Dusty.
Anywho. Dusty has always been a Chameleon. Every year his color changes and he has slowly gotten darker over the years. As he has gotten darker and older I have noticed more and more of what I thought was Bend Or Spots but is it possible this is the sooty gene that is causing this? I accuse the sooty gene because it's not just the spots that are there. There are more and more black hairs in patches mostly on his hips and he also has a few black hairs in his mane and tail.
I tried to get alright pictures, If you guys need something different let me know!
Left Hip - The one Super dark spot has been there since we got him as a yearling.
Hinny - I don't know if you guys can see them but there are dapples on the right side next to his tail.
Sorry These ones are really dark but if they help