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  • Horse liver chestnut varnished roan appy
  • Blue roan varnish appaloosa

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    12-21-2011, 11:13 PM
  #11
Trained
I love the dams coloring
     
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    12-21-2011, 11:15 PM
  #12
Trained
He looks like blue roan to me
Either way he's handsome
     
    12-22-2011, 08:59 AM
  #13
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Originally Posted by Country Woman    
he looks like blue roan to me
Either way he's handsome
Don't blue roans usually turn blackish in the winter?
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    12-22-2011, 10:41 AM
  #14
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Don't blue roans usually turn blackish in the winter?
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Some do, some don't. However, your boy isn't 'classic' roan, which on a black base is called blue. Your guy is a 'varnish' roan, which is being cause by the appaloosa genes.

Better photos would be a side on shot of him in good light (not too late in the afternoon tho), a close up of his face side on, and maybe one of his lower leg too. I am inclined to think that he is a black based appy, and that his hair is just really thin over his muzzle area. It just doesn't seem right for brown mealyness to me. However, without photos that show these areas really well, it is really hard to tell.
     
    12-22-2011, 11:14 AM
  #15
Green Broke
I'm thinking "bad ass brown" varnish roan:)
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    12-22-2011, 11:18 AM
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Green Broke
Don't browns usually have black manes and tails and black on their legs? Looks like a really dark liver chesnut to me. A Liver chesnut, Varnish roan blanket appy.
     
    12-22-2011, 11:21 AM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by MangoRoX87    
I'm thinking "bad ass brown" varnish roan:)
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Glad someone finally agrees with me on the "bad ass brown" LOL.

If you want more examples of "bad ass brown" there is a whole "bad ass brown" thread with a lot of pictures of examples :)

The badass brown.
     
    12-22-2011, 11:21 AM
  #18
Trained
The problem is the 'varnish' part. Varnish roan likes to do weird things to all sorts of colours, but mostly it loves to play with black. As I said, better photos of the 'indicator' areas may help, however, testing would be the only way to know for certain with this one I think.
     
    12-22-2011, 11:21 AM
  #19
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by lilkitty90    
don't browns usually have black manes and tails and black on their legs? Looks like a really dark liver chesnut to me. A Liver chesnut, Varnish roan blanket appy.
Bays usually have the black legs, black manes and tails.
     
    12-22-2011, 11:25 AM
  #20
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Originally Posted by Cinnys Whinny    
Bays usually have the black legs, black manes and tails.
Brown can and does have black 'points' too.
     

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