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jbolt 01-23-2012 04:39 PM

what color is she?
 
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hi, i am curious to know if a blue roan can gray out.......i have two hancock bred full siblings, and 1 is a definate bay roan, and she was a blue roan, but i think shey grayed out........first pic is of her before she seemed to gray out, second pic is recent......about 2 yrs after the first pic

Poseidon 01-23-2012 04:47 PM

Yes, blue roans can gray out and she most definitely has. Gray will cover any color.

The only type of roan that will lighten a horse with age is varnish roan in Appaloosas, which does not follow the same limitations (leaving the head and legs solid) as classic roan.

jbolt 01-23-2012 05:08 PM

Am I mistaken as to having assumed she was a base blue roan to begin with?

jbolt 01-23-2012 05:09 PM

her dam was gray (unknown base) and sire was bay roan.......

Poseidon 01-23-2012 05:45 PM

No, her base color is blue roan, so if she were ever bred, the genes required to produce blue roan could be passed on to a foal as well as the gray gene.

trainerunlimited 01-28-2012 09:01 PM

That doesn't even look like the same horse to me. The socks go up to different lengths on the two horses, lol. I wasn't aware that could change with age as well 8P

WSArabians 01-28-2012 09:05 PM

Looks grey to me in both pictures.

trainerunlimited 01-28-2012 09:45 PM

The first pic is definitely a bay roan, there are no white/grey hairs on her face.
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Icrazyaboutu 01-28-2012 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by trainerunlimited (Post 1331068)
The first pic is definitely a bay roan, there are no white/grey hairs on her face.
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The OP is asking about the Blue roan in the pic with the bay roan..

trainerunlimited 01-28-2012 10:19 PM

Ya, should of read the post a little better lol, sorry! The horse on the right looks like a grey, but doesn't have any socks on its hind feet while the grey in the second pic does.
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