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    01-23-2012, 05:39 PM
what color is she?

Hi, I am curious to know if a blue roan can gray out.......i have two hancock bred full siblings, and 1 is a definate bay roan, and she was a blue roan, but I think shey grayed out........first pic is of her before she seemed to gray out, second pic is recent......about 2 yrs after the first pic
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    01-23-2012, 05:47 PM
Yes, blue roans can gray out and she most definitely has. Gray will cover any color.

The only type of roan that will lighten a horse with age is varnish roan in Appaloosas, which does not follow the same limitations (leaving the head and legs solid) as classic roan.
    01-23-2012, 06:08 PM
Am I mistaken as to having assumed she was a base blue roan to begin with?
    01-23-2012, 06:09 PM
Her dam was gray (unknown base) and sire was bay roan.......
    01-23-2012, 06:45 PM
No, her base color is blue roan, so if she were ever bred, the genes required to produce blue roan could be passed on to a foal as well as the gray gene.
    01-28-2012, 10:01 PM
That doesn't even look like the same horse to me. The socks go up to different lengths on the two horses, lol. I wasn't aware that could change with age as well 8P
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    01-28-2012, 10:05 PM
Looks grey to me in both pictures.
    01-28-2012, 10:45 PM
The first pic is definitely a bay roan, there are no white/grey hairs on her face.
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    01-28-2012, 10:48 PM
Originally Posted by trainerunlimited    
The first pic is definitely a bay roan, there are no white/grey hairs on her face.
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The OP is asking about the Blue roan in the pic with the bay roan..
    01-28-2012, 11:19 PM
Ya, should of read the post a little better lol, sorry! The horse on the right looks like a grey, but doesn't have any socks on its hind feet while the grey in the second pic does.
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