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post #11 of 17 Old 08-14-2013, 12:30 PM
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If I came across someone who called a fleabitten gray a "gray roan" I would smile politely, but would then would be much more likely to discard the person's other statements and opinions.
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post #12 of 17 Old 08-14-2013, 01:22 PM
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I have 2 red flea bitten greys. one is 18 arab one is 32 tb and the only time they look white is in winter and from a distance. A grey will turn white over time. I have not seen the flea bittens turn white as the other greys tend to. Both of mine are registered as grey.
And by the way.. thats a very pretty horse !
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post #13 of 17 Old 08-14-2013, 01:28 PM
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It would be more like a reverse roan anyway, since the flecking is in the darker color, not white, lol.

I have a flea bitten grey that is a paint, that started out black and white, and he did hunters. He fit right in. I would think with jumpers/eventing, that it would be even more about ability than appearance. In the hunter world, appearance is half of everything, it seems.

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post #14 of 17 Old 01-12-2014, 06:06 PM
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Grey flea bitten horses are very beautiful! My horse is a 17 year old grey flea-bitten Holsteiner he has had a very long career in show jumping and is the best horse I've ever met. And I agree with Bridgertrot I wouldn't call it grey roan because that is not what they are!
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post #15 of 17 Old 01-12-2014, 08:05 PM
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I've certainly ridden my share of greys of all colors over my lifetime. The stallion in my avatar was homozygous for grey and EVERYTHING he produced was some sort of grey. For a while there, it was odd for me to not be riding some kind of grey.

Other than the problem of keeping them clean, I like them just fine. Sometimes nothing stands out like a sparkling clean grey......and nothing stands out like a nasty dirty grey!
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Other than the problem of keeping them clean, I like them just fine. Sometimes nothing stands out like a sparkling clean grey......and nothing stands out like a nasty dirty grey!
That is soooo true!! Allison Finch
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post #17 of 17 Old 01-13-2014, 10:43 AM
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Some people that don't know what a flea bitten gray looks like ask me if my mare is a Appaloosa.... She a big dutch Warmblood. She's still beautiful even though she gets more spots every year. She was an eventer by the way:)
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