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    10-12-2012, 11:59 PM
Is there any way she could be roaning out?
My mare started roaning from the left side of her withers and her butt.

1st pic is 4 years ago (she's on the right)
2nd is the end of July.

Up close you can see tons of white hairs.
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    10-13-2012, 12:06 AM
Originally Posted by Lexiie    
Is there any way she could be roaning out?
My mare started roaning from the left side of her withers and her butt.

1st pic is 4 years ago (she's on the right)
2nd is the end of July.

Up close you can see tons of white hairs.
I have no idea! This is the first foal I have been around and I am just learning about colors. It would be so helpful if the owner knew what the sire was!

This filly is something else! First of all, she is HUGE! The farm just got a new boarder that has a weanling and she is in the field adjacent to Demi. Demi is the same size as the weanling and she is not 3 months old yet. Mama is large but I think Demi is going to end up taller!
    10-13-2012, 12:07 AM
I want to fast forward to see what she'll look like!!
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    10-13-2012, 02:31 AM
It looks a lot like roaning to me my girl ( liver chestnut roan) changes colors day to day and she is 8 yrs old her winter coat just started to come it and it is so white and she has a funny chestnut dappling on one spot
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    10-14-2012, 03:57 AM
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I don't believe classic roan works like that - they are born roan or shed their foal coat to an even roan. The shade can change from season to season but unlike grey and varnish roan, it doesn't actually ever change pattern or color throughout the horses life. And I've never really seen varnish roan act like that either.

Quite honestly, it almost looks like an environmental factor to me. Have you examined her for any sort of skin issues or fungal issue? There's a pattern known as lacing which often is actually cause by rainrot or similar fungal infection.
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    10-14-2012, 07:10 PM
It doesn't seem like a fungus or rainrot but I am not an expert. Everyone at the barn says she is just getting her splashes of color like her mama...but they don't know a lot about genetics or coloring either.

I will take more pictures tomorrow so you can see how much whiter it is now. I also noticed another smaller white spash on her other side.
    10-14-2012, 10:19 PM
Woah, that is funky!
She is cute though! Do you think she may have draft in her?
She sounds huge!
    10-15-2012, 10:33 AM
Well, Corgi....looks like we are all going to need a LOT more pictures to help you get to the bottom of this one. We probably need pictures of the baby playing in the pasture....sleeping....haning out with mom....yep, there is no way we can figure out what is going on with her color without more adorable foal photos.
    10-16-2012, 08:09 PM
Here is the newest pic..taken yesterday. Not sure if it is just the lighting, but the white doesn't seem as prominent.

And does anyone know why my pics keep showing up sideways???
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    10-17-2012, 09:36 PM
That's so weird!

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