grey progression

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Colors and Genetics

grey progression

This is a discussion on grey progression within the Horse Colors and Genetics forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-27-2011, 10:47 PM
Green Broke
grey progression

Ok genetics are a love of mine. And there is this old cowboy dead set in if its grey its a blue roan.. there is a horse bought from an auction by a friend of mine who is CLEARLY grey, but because he has a little grey around his eyes and nose, with a white face he is blue roan. His explanation is once a horse hits 4 his color is set no matter what. so if its a grey it will be completely white before the age of 4 according to him.. and he helps register horses.. no wonder registery colors are in such deep trouble lol

If anyone is so kind to have progresson pictures (as many as you got I don't mind!) where you can pretty much clearly tell its the same horse (by the same marking or the same person) so he can't try to disclaim it with a close estimated age with the pictures so I can prove to him that his horse is grey. Ignorance usually doesn't bother me, but when you deny TRUE information that has facts to back it up. I must prove my point.
Sponsored Links
    10-27-2011, 10:51 PM
Green Broke
Oh and a picture of the greys.
His name is unali

Unali and his little brother who is a yearling. And unali is 4 btw. That's why the guy says he is a blue roan.. because he is over the age of color change..
    10-27-2011, 11:26 PM
The graying progression of our 6 yr. Old OTTB, Beauseant:

May, 2010

August, 2010

December, 2011

And WOW>>>>look at this sudden accelerated dappling and graying...

Last week:

    10-27-2011, 11:43 PM
Haha, gotta love those folks who are completely set in their ways.

I have a decent photo progression of Dobe except for the first picture which is a scan of a really crappy polaroid.

Him at 3 years old

Him at 4

Him at 5

Him at 7

Him at 8

And him this year at 9
    10-28-2011, 12:12 AM
Bones at four:

Bones at...six, maybe?

Bones at nine.

She's going the other way...gonna be a bay roan before too long....
    10-28-2011, 10:04 AM
Yea, she is.... is there such a thing as reverse graying???!!

Our boy was mostly black when we bought him two years ago, starved to a body score of 2.... now he is one fat dude, and with the increase in food and his weight gain, his graying and dappling has accelerated dramatically. Especially within the last year. He is now six
    10-28-2011, 12:03 PM
Nope, just heterozygote repigmentation (fleabites).
    10-28-2011, 01:53 PM
Wow Bubba! Bones looks like a different horse from his 4 year old pic to his 6 year old pic! I have a gray also. She's 8 and is still a little bit dark dappled. I wonder if she'll just go white or get flea bites?
    10-28-2011, 04:44 PM
Green Broke
Thanks guys! I really hope this helps him, bones is last picture may be a bad idea then he probably WILL call him a bay roan.. lol, you know because the black aon the muzzle and around the eye
    10-28-2011, 05:34 PM
Poor Bones. Lol She is gender confused.

Hope you can get him convinced, if you can't I wouldn't waste to much energy on it. There are a lot of people who are determined that greys are roans and roans are greys and no amount of evidence convinces him otherwise.

What shade of "roan" is he calling his two greys?

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Progression: Nikki and I PerchiesKisses Member Journals 2 06-14-2011 10:02 AM
Bit progression Shadow Horse Training 4 07-06-2010 07:19 PM
Wow what a progression! omgpink Horse Pictures 7 01-14-2010 06:24 PM
Training progression MN Tigerstripes Horse Training 10 08-24-2009 07:03 PM
Progression JustDressageIt Horse Riding Critique 4 07-01-2008 02:32 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0