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    07-06-2010, 06:14 PM
Green Broke
Except "aging" looks absolutely nothing like roan, so I don't understand why you feel it necessary to label something with a term that has nothing to do with it. Roan has a very definitive definition - it is an EVEN mixture of white and pigmented hairs throughout the entire body. Not a bunch of scattered grey/white hairs from age. Heck, by that definition, my Arab mare is roan NOW because she has a few white hairs.

It's fine if YOU aren't confused by it, but I assumed the purpose of trying to make an educational website was to educate people, not ensure they know all the terms you personally use, incorrect as they may be?
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    07-06-2010, 06:21 PM
Originally Posted by speedy da fish

I have been working on it for a while, it isnt finished but I thought it had enought info on it to share

Is coulours supposed to be spelled like that? Jw...nice page though!
    07-06-2010, 06:41 PM
Sorry I have to agree with MM. I think we need to lessen the confusion surrounding equine coat color genetics, not increase it. There's already enough people that are completely lost when it comes to the difference between grey/roan, dun/buckskin, cremello/perlino, etc, etc that I can't agree with someone making an educational website with incorrect wording/definitions.

If you need to show age related graying, call it just that. Not age related roaning.

I wish I could see your site but the link isn't working for me.
    07-07-2010, 12:22 AM
Thats a great website.
    07-07-2010, 05:37 AM
Green Broke

The link isnt working probably because it is under construction. I've said over and over that I am changing it...

Thank very much for the info guys, its been a great help. My reasoning behind the site is that there very little info in the internet, not all in the same place anyway, so here it is . I might get some books to put a bit more detail in :)

And colours is spelled 'colours' in england not coulours and not colors like in the US :)
    07-07-2010, 07:08 AM
Green Broke
Does anyone have a name for buckskin roan? I mean there are names for the others strawberry roan for chestnut, honey for palomino etc, is there one for buckskin?
    07-07-2010, 07:31 AM
Green Broke
Link may be working now as I have updated it
    07-07-2010, 09:53 AM
I don't use strawberry roan because some people call bay roans that and some call chestnut roans that. I've never heard of honey roan. I just call them the color plus roan, so buckskin roan. That's the more correct terminology.
    07-07-2010, 11:29 AM
Green Broke
I've never heard of bay roans called strawberry roan before. Honey is palomino roan, which I think is nice. Your right though it is annoying when the same words are used for 2 completely different things.
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    07-07-2010, 10:45 PM
Green Broke
Especially when educating about colors, I would definitely stick to the proper genetic term - and then underneath, maybe in brackets put (aka. Strawberry roan, red roan, etc.)

CheyAut - I think you're thinking of red roan? That's the one I hate - strawberry roan is always usually chestnut, but some people use red roan (for a bay) interchangably for both colors.

It's the same as using the terms piebald, skewbald and/or overo for example - there is nothing specifically genetic linked to any of those terms so they're completely misleading (or tri-color, I HATE TRI-COLOR). It's always best to say this is a "buckskin roan tobiano splashed white" instead of this is a "tri-colored mustard tovero". See what I mean?

In answer to your question though, no, nobody has thought up a quirky name for buckskin or buckskin roan yet.

And in NO country is "colors/colours" spelled "coulours".

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