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        03-20-2012, 04:58 PM
      #1
    Foal
    A little confused...

    My almost 3yr old QH gelding Wolf is a grullo. I have been anxiously waiting for him to shed his winter fuzzies and now that he has shed most of them I'm a little confused. He looks like he is roaning out on his hindquarters..Is that normal for a grullo? Also I noticed that out of nowhere on his left hind leg he has a patch of black hair...I don't know much about horse colors and all that jazz so I thought I would come to you knowledgeable people on here :) Sorry the pictures aren't the best but here they are..

    Not sure if you can see it but in this one I tried to get a pic of the roaning






    And here is one that shows the patch of black hair




    So am I just losing it? Lol
         
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        03-20-2012, 08:01 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    As for the black spot, our (sorrel) mare Cinnamon has a very similar one. Her winter coat is very long and you see no black; her summer coat is very short and she has a black spot (she has no other black on her; her sire is a black/white tovero). I would also be interested if someone has an explanation.
         
        03-20-2012, 08:05 PM
      #3
    Trained
    I think the black spot is this.

    Bend-Or spots - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Rebel has one of them too.

    To me, your horse just looks like he's shedding too. He'll probably be darker in the summer.
         
        03-20-2012, 08:26 PM
      #4
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
    I think the black spot is this.

    Bend-Or spots - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Rebel has one of them too.

    To me, your horse just looks like he's shedding too. He'll probably be darker in the summer.
    Interesting...thanks
         
        03-22-2012, 12:03 AM
      #5
    Started
    Are either parents grey? He could be greying...
         
        03-22-2012, 12:19 AM
      #6
    Weanling
    As a three year old, he would have started greying a looong time ago. I don't think it's that. I have no idea what it is. Lol
         
        03-22-2012, 12:33 AM
      #7
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Piaffe    
    Are either parents grey? He could be greying...


    Nope. Sire was a grullo and mother is listed as brown on his papers... here is a link to his pedigree...Gray Sky Aledo Elite Quarter Horse
    I did notice looking at it there are quite a few roans in there.... idk if that would affect anything..
         
        03-22-2012, 02:05 AM
      #8
    Green Broke
    Looking at your horse's sire, he could well be a grullo roan. This is the pic that makes me think he could be roan:



    Dun and roan can often mimic each other, what with the solid head and legs and paler body that both present. There is a good chance that the sire is roan, and that means there is a chance that your boy is roan too.

    Roan can be tested for, $25 a pop
         
        03-22-2012, 04:20 AM
      #9
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
    Looking at your horse's sire, he could well be a grullo roan. This is the pic that makes me think he could be roan:



    Dun and roan can often mimic each other, what with the solid head and legs and paler body that both present. There is a good chance that the sire is roan, and that means there is a chance that your boy is roan too.

    Roan can be tested for, $25 a pop


    Here is another pic of his sire and in it he doesn't look roan to me?



    *sigh* Well if anything it wouldn't hurt to do the test just to see...$25 isn't much..
         
        03-22-2012, 04:36 AM
      #10
    Green Broke
    Remember though that roan is seasonal. So without knowing when each pic was taken, we don't know that he isn't roan.
         

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