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Cowgirls Boots 11-09-2011 04:32 PM

Any idea his coloring?
 
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so im guessing hes red roan with a leopard blanket but wanted other opinions. i cant wait til spring when his coat sheds. hes gonna be stunning :shock:

NdAppy 11-09-2011 04:44 PM

Chestnut/sorrel varnish roan. Probably had a blanket at one point with those spots, but obviously doesn't now.

Cowgirls Boots 11-09-2011 05:09 PM

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Guess the vet didnt even know what he was :D his coggins says red roan with a leopard blanket :s

NdAppy 11-09-2011 05:25 PM

Well he isn't a leopard. He'll get whiter and whiter every year, but it is not grey. That is the varnish (LP gene) at work. Like I said, I bet he was born with a blanket and has varnished to this point. *shrugs* Vets usually aren't the most up to date on horse color genetics.

Cowgirls Boots 11-09-2011 05:31 PM

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so im guessing hell eventually turn white and just have those spots on him bum left?

Poseidon 11-09-2011 05:33 PM

He'll probably look more like a flea-bitten gray but keep his red legs, mane, and spots.

Cowgirls Boots 11-09-2011 05:41 PM

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boo:( there goes my loudly colored horse! hehe :D

NdAppy 11-09-2011 05:48 PM

His spots he will keep if they haven't varnished yet. Varnish tends to not affect spots (grey erases them). It is more apt to reveal more spots than it is to erase them. :-)

Cowgirls Boots 11-09-2011 05:54 PM

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then hell just look like a leopard? how weird ! lol

NdAppy 11-09-2011 05:54 PM

My mare Phoenix is the same as your guy.

Click to play the slide show (it shows a progression of her varnishing) -
http://s852.photobucket.com/albums/a...ix2/th_036.jpg


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