Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
The degree of ticking will vary from horse to horse. I know some chestnuts that you would almost think were varnish roans, while I've seen others without a lick of ticking. I've seen chestnuts with no variation in color on their manes and tails, and others that look like they've had highlights done.
Heck, I know full-sibling Arabs that are both chestnut. The mare (the older of the two) is a solid as a chestnut can get with a monochromatic mane and tail. The gelding has quite a bit of ticking and his mane and tail have three different colors of red, white, and black mixed throughout. Other than that, they are pretty much identical (I've mixed them up out in the field as I walked up and I worked with the gelding daily for almost two years).
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