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post #11 of 24 Old 03-14-2013, 09:22 PM
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Definitely brown roan and a beautiful one at that!
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post #12 of 24 Old 03-14-2013, 10:39 PM
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Brown roan! If you haven't already figured that out yet.
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post #13 of 24 Old 03-15-2013, 01:57 AM
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Brown roan. A gorgeous one!
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post #14 of 24 Old 03-15-2013, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone! Now I'm confident in saying he's a brown roan! :) Also, thanks for all the compliments on him. I'm glad he can't read because he already thinks he's the hottest thing to walk on the Earth. If he knew everyone was saying how handsome he was he'd be even worse! lol Thanks for all the kind words though. I appreciate it. :)
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WOW, how gorgeous. How do you match tack to him?! ;) Would drive me nuts, I'd have to agree and say brown roan!

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He is definitely a brown roan! If I didn't know any better, I'd just say he was a chameleon ;)
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post #17 of 24 Old 03-15-2013, 04:13 PM
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looks like a brown roan. i love it, gorgeous colour.
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post #18 of 24 Old 03-18-2013, 03:51 PM
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Yep, brown roan...and a stunning one at that.

Roans often have different degrees of roaning between the seasons. It can also vary from year to year (one year they'll have a lot of roan, the next year maybe not so much).

The difference between the brown and bay is sometimes subtle because they are caused by variations of the same gene, Agouti.

One of the things that makes a horse brown instead of bay is the sometimes drastic color changes between seasons (dark where they are almost black, to bay, to a lighter tan similar to a buckskin, etc) and the noticeably lighter "soft" areas on the horse.

If you look at your guy, his muzzle, his flanks, behind his elbows, down on his chest, much of his belly, and just below the point of his butt are all lighter than the rest of his body. That's almost always a tell-tale sign that a horse is brown and not bay.
Bay horses can and often do have pangare - the soft-white points on the muzzle, elbow and flanks. Brown horses will always have some degree, though on a few, it's very difficult to tell. Pangare is not what makes the horse brown or bay, but it may indeed be linked to the At (brown agouti) variation. The research does not go that far yet.

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Bay horses can and often do have pangare - the soft-white points on the muzzle, elbow and flanks. Brown horses will always have some degree, though on a few, it's very difficult to tell. Pangare is not what makes the horse brown or bay, but it may indeed be linked to the At (brown agouti) variation. The research does not go that far yet.

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Pangare is a different effect to the mealiness that comes with brown IME. Brown tends to be a much warmer, creamier tone, while pangare tends towards a cold, whiter shade.
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post #20 of 24 Old 03-18-2013, 08:42 PM
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Pangare is a different effect to the mealiness that comes with brown IME. Brown tends to be a much warmer, creamier tone, while pangare tends towards a cold, whiter shade.
Here is my bay with pangre for an example
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