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    03-20-2012, 05:58 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, 09:01 PM
  #2
Trained
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, 09:05 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, 09:26 PM
  #4
Trained
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, 01:03 AM
  #5
Started
Are either parents grey? He could be greying...
     
    03-22-2012, 01:19 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, 01:33 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, 03:05 AM
  #8
Trained
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, 05:20 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, 05:36 AM
  #10
Trained
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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