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    06-07-2013, 10:58 PM
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red roan

Our mares papers says she's sorrel- she is definitely red- but she has lots of roans on her papers! Lots!

I noticed her legs from the knee and hocks down are darker red than her body- she's got white hairs intermixed throughout her whole body not noticeable till you get close and some spots have more than others (patches of white intermixing hairs)

her mane on the natural side is kinda orangish- the middle is white hairs (lots) and when I flip her mane (underneath) theres a white line where her body and mane (crest) starts about an inch thick then her mane goes to an orangy deep red with white hairs mix. Her tail has white in it too.


Ill take pictures tomorrow- this will be my motivation so I don't forget about it, lol.

Im thinkin she's definitely a red roan just one that hasent got many white intermixed hairs.. I don't know much about roaning- she don't get darker if she scrapes her hair off and is a little older (14-16) and I notice the white hairs are back fuller this year than they were last year and her mane has crazy white hairs now too.

She also gets dapples when her winter coat sheds off and counter shading sometimes too.


Whats the minimal 'roan' a horse can be?

Would it be Some form of sabino that causes roaning or is it somethin all on its own?
     
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    06-07-2013, 11:31 PM
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Trained
What are her parents' colors? One of them has to be roan for her to even possibly be roan. Roan doesn't skip a generation and it doesn't hide.
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    06-07-2013, 11:37 PM
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Ill have to look at her papers- I can't remember off the top of my head.. don't believe theyre roans though.
     
    06-07-2013, 11:41 PM
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It would be good to know what the papers say her parents were, but they could say the wrong color too. Papers aren't always a reflection of reality. ;) I would say, from your description, she sounds roan, but pictures would be necessary to actually say much. Far away and close up to show the hairs too.
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    06-07-2013, 11:57 PM
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We need a picture!
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    06-07-2013, 11:58 PM
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Will definitely get some pictures- she's a nice horse.. ill make sure to get close ups of the roaning and her mane and tail and legs.

To be truthful I couldnt even tell ya the names of her sire and dam- I only seen her papers a few times- first time I heard of a palomino roan is all I can really remember, lol.
     
    06-08-2013, 12:18 AM
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Showing
It's not uncommon for a red based horse to have a fair amount of white ticking, even in the absence of a roan gene.
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    06-08-2013, 01:33 PM
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These aint the best photos- somethins up with my camera.. and I was being harassed for treats and lovins from our other horse, lol.



^ close up of white patch- this spot and a few others have the most white hairs intermixed- theyre all intermixed throughout though



^ mane



^ better shot of the coloring in the mane




^ crest & neck- I don't know whats up with the resolution of the photos but even in this one you can see the white intermixing hairs but now that I uploaded to photobucket theyre gone?


Ill get leg pictures later.


~Edited to add more pictures~


^ another neck & crest



^ another mane shot
     
    06-08-2013, 02:03 PM
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^ her dapples starting- theyll be more vivid this summer- the black dots are flies, lol. But you can see the white hairs all over her body in this one




^ sorry the dh s geldings junk is in the picture- but you can see how her mane colors layer- there are so many colors in there!
     
    06-08-2013, 02:09 PM
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Yearling
Not roan, IMO. Just typical sorrel flecking. My grandmothers haflinger gelding is DEFINTELY not roan and he has a ton more white hairs than your mare.
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