How much white

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

How much white

This is a discussion on How much white within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-03-2009, 10:53 AM
Green Broke
How much white

At what point would a "bay" become a "roan/bay roan"? Is it anything beyond rabicano roaning? I have realized that our mare has very consistent white hair distribution on her body and am beginning to wonder if perhaps that is part of the difficulty I am having in locating her registry information-searching the wrong color class.
Sponsored Links
    08-03-2009, 02:56 PM
A pic of the coat would really help but some people consider a horse with minimal roaning (a few white hairs) a "roan horse". It probably wouldn't hurt to expand your search to include bay roans as well.
    08-03-2009, 07:27 PM
Green Broke
Distance shot - shows how it is over her entire body (the light isn't that cooperative in showing the white)closer up - better shows how concentrated the white is
    08-03-2009, 11:55 PM
I have seen horses with less classified as roans. It couldn't hurt to add roan or .............what is it? Rabicano? To your search criteria.
    08-04-2009, 07:17 PM
Green Broke
I was actually going to make a post asking about this. Rocket has a fairly even spatter of white hairs all over his barrel and rump, but not as many on his shoulders and none on his neck. Could have been caused by something in his past, or is this a color thing? He is registered as a dark bay in the JC.
    08-04-2009, 10:42 PM
Green Broke
Genetically, I highly doubt she is roan. However, she COULD have been registered as one, since registries have a bad tendency to muck things up a lot.

If she was rabicano, being as solid as she is, she'd definitely have the white "skunk" tail at the very top.

As for roaning in general, it's a pretty consistant mix creating a whole new shade. The legs and head will always be a shade darker then the rest of the body.

My Arab mare has the same thing going on, scattered white hairs throughout her entire coat. Another good way to tell is that roan is like grey in that non-roan parents CANNOT produce a roan foal. One of her parents would have had to be roan for her to be roan.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP! need pony white! Grizelda Horse Grooming 18 08-07-2009 08:30 PM
getting white horses super white! EquitationStar Horse Grooming 7 04-22-2009 09:06 PM
White cooler my2geldings Horse Tack and Equipment 8 02-14-2009 12:58 AM
Is there any way to make her more white? She's already stunning white but how can I.. charroit Horse Grooming 33 12-30-2008 05:18 AM
White Hooves Luv 2 Ride Horse Talk 14 07-21-2008 06:47 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0