Is he a Rabicano??

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Is he a Rabicano??

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  • sabino and rabicano
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    05-29-2011, 03:34 AM
Is he a Rabicano??

What do you think this color is? He has roaning all over, plus random white "smudges" (see the picture of the 3 stripes behind his elbow, nearly the same marking on the opposite side). Also, the perfectly round spot near his withers. He does have very slight white ticking at the base of his tail but not an obvious coon tail. Appreciate your thoughts/opinions.
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    05-29-2011, 03:46 AM
I personally don't think I would call him one. The majority of chestnuts have white hairs mixed in all over their bodies that has been mistaken for a white pattern.

Those white markings look rather like scars. At least those stripes look like he got a good scratch or bite. Or some kind of freeze brand, but those are odd places for them.

ETA: Forgot to ask, do you know what his parents looked like?
    05-29-2011, 03:55 AM
Yeah the stripes are odd especially since it's on the other side too, same location. The round spot does have an indent, probably atrophy. I've had him a few months so don't know his history.
    05-29-2011, 04:02 AM
In my experience, rabicano striping usually is strongest over the ribs/flank, rather than in the elbow. I agree that all the white spots etc on this boy are scars. The roaning through the coat I would put down to normal ticking in some chestnuts :) He is a handsome fellow :)
    05-29-2011, 04:13 AM
I think he's pretty cute :) Thanks for all the insite.

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