can paints roan?

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  • Black paint horse roaning out
  • Paint horse with roaning

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    03-28-2012, 12:28 PM
can paints roan?

So im really stupid when it comes to colors. I shaved my three year old black and white paint mare and I noticed on the black spot on her butt there were white hairs speckled all over. She wasn't like this last summer and their not "super" noticeable only up close. I showed it to a friend and she said it looks like she's starting to roan. Could she be roaning? Or is it like an under coat type thing? I don't have pictures but I'll take some today
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    03-28-2012, 12:38 PM
They can I believe
    03-28-2012, 12:40 PM
No she is not "roaning." Roans are roan from birth.

Pictures would help us to tell you exactly what is happening.
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    03-28-2012, 12:49 PM
Oh good!! Im glad I really liked her black. I'll definitely get pictures today
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    03-28-2012, 12:54 PM
She could be greying out, which isn't the same as roaning. I know a paint who was black and white as a 2 and 3 year old but she's light grey and white now.
    03-28-2012, 01:03 PM
Grey starts on the head, not the rump.
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    03-28-2012, 05:28 PM
My paint is black and white. Has raoning by his back leg and its very pretty . I think they could, not all roans a roans as babys I've seen some roan out a few years later.
    03-28-2012, 05:45 PM
Horses do not "roan" out a few years later Harley. If they are true roans they are roan from birth.
    03-28-2012, 06:05 PM
Could it be sabino?
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    03-28-2012, 06:26 PM
Originally Posted by CLaPorte432    
Could it be sabino?
Yup, could be. As NDAppy says, true roans are born roan (although you may not know it till they shed out their foal coat). True roan is not progressive. Of course he could be straining so hard to be an Appy, which is a horse's conception of nirvana, that he is popping out a few white hairs...
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