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    11-19-2011, 07:17 PM
What Color would you call her?

Okay, I am looking at registering my Appy mare with the ApHSA(Appaloosa Sport Horse Association) but I need to know what pattern most people would call her.

I Think she might be Red Roan with a Blanket? I have no clue

Also what would you call her base color? Chestnut or white? And Does she have any face or leg markings that you would count? Some days I look at her and it looks like she has a blaze or star and stripe and others it disappears. My horse confuses me, I think she likes to be confusing:roll:

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    11-19-2011, 07:35 PM
Base color looks like chestnut. Varnish roan for sure. It is impossible to tell if she has a blanket or anything in that one picture because there is too much glare and she just looks like a white blur.
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    11-19-2011, 08:37 PM
Agree with varnish roan appy..hard to tell base color..could have been bay or chestnut. Looks like she may have had leg white or a blaze at some point. Do you have any younger pictures of her or other pictures of her?
    11-19-2011, 08:44 PM
That is the only clean picture of her(as in she isn't covered in dirt)

And she is a rescue so we have no information or pictures other then birth year, name and the pictures from this year we took of her, literally.

We however do know she is an Appy because she has striped hooves and mottled skin, and the fact we think she has some kind of appy color pattern.

But here is one with less glare, however she is tacked up:
    11-19-2011, 08:48 PM
You can always test for base color. There are several places that do color testing :) But Varnish Appaloosa is her pattern.
    11-19-2011, 08:51 PM
I know she is a chestnut, but I can't figure out if it is chestnut on white or white on chestnut.
    11-19-2011, 08:55 PM
For Coat pattern they have:
~Blanket w/ Spots
~Roan Blanket
~Roan Blanket w/ Spots

Then for where the pattern is they have
~Loin and Hips
~Back and Hips
~Body and Hips
~Entire Body

So she should be Roan and entire body? Or Roan Blanket and Entire body?
    11-19-2011, 09:05 PM
No matter the pattern, every horse will be a white on <base color>. White is not a base color for any horse, and markings don't generally come in any other color than white so she would be a white on chestnut.

Judging from the new picture, I would say that she likely also has a snowcap (or blanket) pattern in addition to her varnish. Someone more versed in the different appy patterns would have to tell you whether it's a blanket or a snowcap or a whatsawhosit LOL. I'm not sure which one is solid and which one has spots but I believe hers is solid and has no spots on her butt.

So long story short, she would be a chestnut varnish roan with a snowcap (blanket?) pattern.

As for other markings, I would say she has a star/strip on her face and 2 hind stockings.

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    11-19-2011, 09:06 PM
Chestnut blanket varnish roan.

It is always a white pattern on a colored base not color on white.
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    11-19-2011, 09:07 PM
I have an idea!!! Email the registry.

Also they have a white option as a base color. Probably for any white horses w/ appy characteristics.

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