Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
I know that many AQHA horses are registered when they are very young, newborns or weanlings. We all know how much a horse's color can change as they mature.
Also, not everyone is up to date on the proper colors...or they just don't care. For some folks, all dark colored horses with roan are blue roan, regardless of what their actual genetics state...so it may be a blue roan or a brown roan or maybe even a bay roan that's registered as "blue".
Also, there are a lot of registries that don't stay updated on the color genetics so they sometimes don't even have an option for the correct horse the color is.
A genuine blue roan is a black based horse (E/E or E/e) with no Agouti (a/a) and is carrying roan (R/R or R/r).
Just judging from the look of your girl, I'd say that she's carrying the brown version of Agouti (At), but the only way to know for certain, 100%, would be to have her tested.
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