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        11-06-2008, 04:57 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Thax poptartshop . . . And he's 8
         
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        11-06-2008, 05:45 PM
      #12
    Foal
    I rode a pony for two years whose coat changed so much! In the winter he looked like a bay but in the summer he looked like a normal roan. But if you shaved him, he turned into a gray pony!!! I think that this occurrence is very normal, so don't worry!
         
        11-07-2008, 06:59 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    Cool

    I know its not the same colour but we have a breed here called erskays, they go from black/brown at birth to light grey as adults. I dont' know if that's of any interest to any one, in they're case it a genetics and breed standard.
         
        11-07-2008, 03:19 PM
      #14
    Trained
    Sounds like my grey dapple...now I know that grey's turn white over time but Dumas always looks best in spring. Now that it's November, he's got his winter fuzzies comming in quite nicely. I notice it in the areas you mentioned first, then he starts to fuzz into a winter white-ish full coat.

    I think it's normal and nothing to worry about.
         
        11-08-2008, 11:33 AM
      #15
    Foal
    Here is a Picture of my red roan Appy, he turned 20 this summer.
         
        11-08-2008, 03:33 PM
      #16
    Started
    Appyfan, your appy is a varnish roan. :) I have one too. He's 29 and blind as a bat..

    Cheno varnish roan -------------------------- Heidi Classic(true) roan
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        11-09-2008, 11:17 AM
      #17
    Yearling
    Ive never heard of Varnish roans . . . But that's a realy cool coat he has
         
        11-09-2008, 10:08 PM
      #18
    Started
    Thanks, He used to have lots more roany varnish like the red one up above. He's pretty white now with a bit of color on his nose and his legs are a light brown. Varnish roan is an "appy" thang.. ;)
         

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