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Is my Horse a Blue Roan or Grey?

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    04-09-2014, 07:27 PM
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Foal
Is my Horse a Blue Roan or Grey?

I can't tell I've had her for 2 years and her coat color hasn't changed. In the Winter she gets a little darker than the summer but other than that I can't tell.





     
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    04-09-2014, 07:35 PM
  #2
Weanling
I would say roan because of her darker head and legs but I really have no idea lol. Experts will chime in soon I'm sure.

Whatever she is she is ridiculously cute!
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    04-09-2014, 07:38 PM
  #3
Trained
I'm between roan and black sabino...With a very expressive sabino gene.
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    04-09-2014, 08:46 PM
  #4
Started
What breed & color were parents that will tell alot. If Grey or roan 1 parent would have to be.
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    04-09-2014, 10:10 PM
  #5
Green Broke
I almost want to say Sabino as well but possibly roan or even a combination of the two! Definitely not grey though
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    04-09-2014, 10:16 PM
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I would go by the tail. A roan will have a black tail -- all the way to the bottom. The first photo looks a lot like the tail has dirty white in it. If it does, the horse is turning gray slowly.
     
    04-09-2014, 10:17 PM
  #7
Green Broke
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I would go by the tail. A roan will have a black tail -- all the way to the bottom. The first photo looks a lot like the tail has dirty white in it. If it does, the horse is turning gray slowly.
Not necessarily. Sabino will cause this as well
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    04-09-2014, 10:20 PM
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Trained
The ends of the tail actually look bleached to me rather than grey. I don't see grey at all - I would expect some sort of indication on the face by this stage, and there is absolutely nothing there. I suspect she is sabino and maybe rabicano as well. You can see that there are some actual belly spots there as well as the ticking.
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    04-09-2014, 10:25 PM
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Green Broke
Does she by chance have Clydesdale in her?
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    04-09-2014, 11:13 PM
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Started
I suspect sabino as well not true roan or gray.
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