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post #1 of 12 Old 10-22-2009, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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What Colour Is He?

Well, I know you have Sabino, Tobiano, Overo and whatnot.
But I want to know exactly what colour Volcan is..

http://i38.tinypic.com/mb7k8n.jpg
http://i33.tinypic.com/spud0i.jpg

Don't know if you can really tell by them.
But I thought he was a Liver Sabino, then I though maybe he's Dark Bay Sabino?
Only thing is, his dark colour is more like..
This
http://www.theequinest.com/images/mealy-black.jpg

It's weird.
He's got Tobiano like markings on his face a neck then further down it's more roan but still coloured.

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post #2 of 12 Old 10-22-2009, 09:48 AM
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This is more of a sabino coat pattern
http://globalhorseculture.typepad.co.../28/sabino.jpg

http://home.acenet.net.au/warrigal/images/rusty345.JPG

Im not sure how Vanners patterns are classified but to me he just looks like he has a Vanner coat pattern, and if i classified it with paint patterns i would say Overo only because to me he clearly doesnt look like a tobiano.
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post #3 of 12 Old 10-22-2009, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Vanners here are just called Cobs or Coloured Cobs.
When people can be bothered they call them Traditional Coloured.

I thought Overo was a base coat with jagged type white bits on it.

http://www.painthorse.com.au/registe...es/tobiano.gif
In that picture, the second one down on the right, is the same pattern as him.

It's all confusing lol.

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post #4 of 12 Old 10-22-2009, 10:04 AM
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Yeah, it is all confusing. The part that I am stuck on is he has undefined lines around his makings like an overo but like the picture you linked that looks like his color pattern. I would say just to avoid confusion just call him a Tovero :) it is a real color pattern defined by the APHA so i would just go with that :) haha
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post #5 of 12 Old 10-22-2009, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Haha, yeah.
His roaning has got more and more, well..roany since I've had him.
It was almost solid brown then after a few weeks it keeps going whiter lol.

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post #6 of 12 Old 10-22-2009, 12:07 PM
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He is a tobiano. Tobiano can roan out as well.
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post #7 of 12 Old 10-22-2009, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Ah okay thanks =]

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post #8 of 12 Old 10-22-2009, 12:17 PM
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No problemo! :)
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post #9 of 12 Old 10-23-2009, 01:32 PM
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I would agree with tobiano - I was considering tovero, but tovero is a combination of the two (tobiano and overo) and while he shows very distinctive tobiano traits (head and leg markings, white over back) he doesn't show any signs of framing from the frame overo gene (too much white on the belly for that). It's possible a splash overo could be in there, which would make him tovero, but I don't know that you could find that out without extensive pedigree analysis or DNA testing.
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-23-2009, 08:38 PM
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I'm going to go with Tiffanny and FoxTrottrGrl too cute horse btw
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