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post #1 of 12 Old 11-24-2012, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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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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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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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

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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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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

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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
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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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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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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 :)

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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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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.
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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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