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post #1 of 6 Old 01-07-2012, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Question Why does my bay roan have "spots"?

Hi just wondering why so many roans I've seen including my own, have "spots" not real, appaloosa, ar pinto spots, but the tortoishell type spots. The first pic is of him as a 2 yr. Old, he had no "spots"
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-07-2012, 07:16 PM
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They're called corn marks. They are often caused by scars - instead of going white, they go back to the horse's base colour without roan. Lots of roans have them.

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post #3 of 6 Old 01-09-2012, 10:56 AM
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-11-2012, 06:45 AM
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I love that first picture! Their coats look like marbles soo pretty. And your boy is very pretty now too.
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-11-2012, 10:49 AM
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love cornmarks on a roan. I think it makes them look neat...lol.
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-11-2012, 11:01 AM
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You're making me jealous o.o I LOVE roanies with corn marks. <3

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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