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    11-24-2012, 05:05 PM
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Strawberry roan?

In my quest to learn more about horse coloring, I was wondering about my late pony, Bandit. I was told he was a "strawberry roan" welsh pony. What color was he?





He did have white hairs all throughout his coat in a fairly even pattern. He also had a long, skinny slightly uneven white marking on his belly. I'll see if I can dig up some old pics that show it.
     
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    11-24-2012, 05:27 PM
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Strawberry roan is not a color. It's a red roan that has flaxen, just a made up silly name :P


If anything, he might have rabicano, but he doesn't look roan to me.
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    11-24-2012, 05:33 PM
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Yearling
From those pictures, nothing particularly screams roan to me. He looks plain chestnut, unless he was very minimally roan (if that's possible). The white hairs could have been from a variety of things, and the white splotches on his belly were probably the result of a pinto gene.

Typically when I hear "roan" I think of something similar to this: Strawberry Roan by ~xrockinrobynstock on deviantART
     
    11-24-2012, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by MangoRoX87    
Strawberry roan is not a color. It's a red roan that has flaxen, just a made up silly name :P


If anything, he might have rabicano, but he doesn't look roan to me.
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Strawberry roan is a commonly used term for chestnut roan. Wouldn't it be so much easier if we all just said bay roan, black roan, chestnut roan, palomino sabino roan? XD
     
    11-24-2012, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by MangoRoX87    
Strawberry roan is not a color. It's a red roan that has flaxen, just a made up silly name :P
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Yes I know... That's why I asked what color he really was.

I'll see if I can dig up some better pics. He doesn't look like a traditional roan to me, but the uniform "ticking" of white hairs throughout his coat was interesting and not like anything I've seen on any other chestnut (and I have lots of them, lol).

It was much more apparent in person. Most people asked me if he was POA, which I suppose he could have been. I never had any papers on him.
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    11-24-2012, 06:35 PM
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Yearling
He doesn't look roan to me. My gelding has some white ticking that gets worse with age, but he's not roan. Cuteittle sorrel pony though.
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    11-24-2012, 07:30 PM
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Foal
Hmm, I agree he doesn't look Strawberry/Chestnut/Red Roan, You said he had an uneven white mark on his belly? That is a very common trait of Sabino, and might help explain the white hairs. My own pony is sabino and has a belly spot. So I would say he was a Chestnut (I don't think his manes light enough to be Flaxen) Sabino.
And a very handsome one at that :)
     
    11-24-2012, 08:52 PM
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Trained
I'm leaning towards sabino also. It's very common for red horses to have white hairs ticked all over them, but with as many as you've mentioned to be mistaken for a roan or Appy/POA in addition to the uneven white marking on its belly, it sounds much more like sabino.
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    11-25-2012, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by MangoRoX87    
Strawberry roan is not a color. It's a red roan that has flaxen, just a made up silly name :P


If anything, he might have rabicano, but he doesn't look roan to me.
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If strawberry roan is a made up colour then it has been made up for a heck of a long time!

It is mentioned in a book I have that was printed in 1880.
     
    11-25-2012, 06:52 PM
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Yearling
If the horse has a white streak/spot on its belly along with roaning of the barrel I am going to lean more towards Sabino then Strawberry roan.
     

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