So, I have two color questions. First is my mare, she is registered as a chestnut roan, but it's almost as if she never fully "roaned" out. She's not sabino or rabicano that I can tell. She has even white hair distribution throughout her body. But nothing below her knees!! And only a little amount of roaning on her face (nothing near the eyes or on the ears.) The second is about my filly. I bred my mare (same one) to a "sooty palomino." My filly came out a little on the pale side, but when she shed her foal coat, her butt, armpits, knees and the inside of her hind legs came in with quite a bit of black (like her sire.) She's almost two now, and has black coming in her mane and tail, a few little black spots, but she has never once shed out like that again. My two questions: Does the sooty gene sometimes show up later? And is there such thing as a minimally expressed roan? (I can not get to the bottom of either questions!) Please help!!
In the photos below, you can kinda see how much roaning my mare has, you can also see how my filly started out, and how she shed her foal coat.