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post #11 of 20 Old 03-07-2012, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by GoldSahara View Post
I think he is a varnish. I do love the pink, but come on! He's a boy! I just couldn't justify it myself.
Nobody every told HIM that pink is a girl color! My daughter chose her colors before we got him, and they look much better on him than they did on my bay mare, who she was planning to ride this year!
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post #12 of 20 Old 03-08-2012, 12:45 PM
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Back in the old era Victorian type days, pink was actually a boys color and blue was a girls color. Food for thought.
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post #13 of 20 Old 03-08-2012, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj View Post
Back in the old era Victorian type days, pink was actually a boys color and blue was a girls color. Food for thought.
do you happen to know why it changed?
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post #14 of 20 Old 03-08-2012, 03:14 PM
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Pink was actually considered a bolder, stronger color while baby blue was considered very delicate and feminine. I am honestly not sure when nor why it changed.

Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia:

An article in the trade publication Earnshaw's Infants' Department in June 1918 said: "The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl."[18] From then until the 1940s, pink was considered appropriate for boys because being related to red it was the more masculine and decided color, while blue was considered appropriate for girls because it was the more delicate and dainty color, or related to the Virgin Mary.[19][20][21] Since the 1940s, the societal norm was inverted; pink became considered appropriate for girls and blue appropriate for boys, a practice that has continued into the 21st century.
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post #15 of 20 Old 03-11-2012, 06:56 PM
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I think he looks great in pink!!! I was going to say the same as MacabreMikolaj but she beat beat me to it!!!

My horse is a palomino and he wears purple everything that I can get. My husband said I was going to make him a sissy boy - not hardly - Biscuit is tough enough to wear purple - the royal color!!

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post #16 of 20 Old 03-11-2012, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by calicokatt View Post
So is this horse a roan or a varnish roan? I thought it was simple, but now I'm confused! lol He's half appaloosa, half QH, striped hooves, chestnut mane and tail, but his forelock has a fair amount of white.... (And I think he looks adorable in pink! :P)
A cute varnish!! And the pink does look adorable on him :p Who cares if he's a boy? Real men wear pink!!

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post #17 of 20 Old 03-11-2012, 09:19 PM
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Exactly, QOS, tough enough to wear pink. My Dad was tough enough. I think that pony is tough enough also. Very nice.

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Harleywood your firswt horse reminds me of my Levi so much!

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post #19 of 20 Old 11-30-2012, 04:07 PM
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wow! pretty horse Equine! they do, what breed is yours?
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post #20 of 20 Old 11-30-2012, 04:17 PM
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Alot of what people refer to as strawberry roans are a lighter/paler coloring & usually actually are sabino's not your true roan. The 2 posted here are not what i'd class as TRUE roans but horses with sabino markings,often labeled as red roan sabino.They do not carry the darker points to legs & head like a roan.{like the chesnut roan posted byMacabreMikolaj on page 1 that is a true roan}

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