Originally Posted by mnkowgirl
There are several obvious mistakes on this chart. A strawberry roan and a red roan are actually 2 different colors. A strawberry roan has a chestnut base coat color with white hair intermingled while a red roan has a bay base coat color with white hair intermingled. Also the pinto patterns can occur on any color. Duns and buckskins are the same thing except for the dorsal stripe on the dun. I wouldn't use this as my primary resource.
Strawberry roan and red roan are the same genetically, just like sorrel and chestnut are the same genetically.
Chestnut + roan = red roan/strawberry roan (your preference on which you use)
Bay + roan = bay roan
Buckskin and dun are not the same, they are caused by different dilutions which is why you can also have dunskins which are horses with both of those dilutions.
Bay + cream = buckskin
Bay + dun = dun/bay dun (your preference on term)
Bay + cream + dun = dunskin
While pinto patterns occur on any color base, the chart was simply stating which color base they demonstrated each pattern on. ;) Posted via Mobile Device