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    01-02-2013, 10:43 PM
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Weanling
Purple Roans?

Hi everyone,

I was just curious if there was a special term for chestnut horses that are so deep red they look wine colored.

My girl is clearly a roan with some fun corn spots, and blonde feathers on her feet, but her head and upper neck are so deep red it makes her roaning take on a purple or lavender hue.

When I adopted her, she was more white, and over the summer more red. I haven't seen her full winter coat in yet since it is hard to reach her trainer's in the snow, but she seems really dark again.

Will my roan always be a horse of a different color?
     
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    01-02-2013, 10:45 PM
  #2
Trained
Under her roan she is a liver chestnut. All it is is a really dark red.
     
    01-02-2013, 10:45 PM
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Trained
Is she the horse in your avatar?
     
    01-02-2013, 10:51 PM
  #4
Weanling
Yeah, I can post pics in the thread if you'd like. She's a BLM mustang, so genetics wise, she's clearly a mixed bag, very drafty though.
     
    01-02-2013, 11:05 PM
  #5
Trained
Yeah, as NDAppy said, just a really dark chestnut with roan over the top. She is lovely!
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    01-02-2013, 11:07 PM
  #6
Weanling
Does the amount of roaning change as her coat changes during the year? The internet seems to be a mixed bag about whether more or less white can show up year to year.
     
    01-02-2013, 11:10 PM
  #7
Trained
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Originally Posted by Chessie    
Does the amount of roaning change as her coat changes during the year? The internet seems to be a mixed bag about whether more or less white can show up year to year.
It will change from season to season. Roans are a lot of fun that way
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    01-02-2013, 11:11 PM
  #8
Trained
Roans tend to show less "roan" appearance during the winter. How healthy they are can also effect how the coat appears as well.
     
    01-02-2013, 11:12 PM
  #9
Weanling
LOL, that's entertaining. Well, I think she's sweet no matter what color she is. It should be fun taking pictures of her and trying to guess what season it is. :)
     
    01-02-2013, 11:13 PM
  #10
Trained
What Chiilaa said as well. True roans do not gain more white or loose white. Varnish (appy roan) puts more white on a horse every year.
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