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calicokatt 03-06-2012 02:31 AM

Red Roan vs. Strawberry Roan....
 
... is there a difference? If so, what is it?

HowClever 03-06-2012 02:36 AM

Same thing. Both other names for chestnut roan.
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calicokatt 03-06-2012 02:56 AM

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So is this horse a roan or a varnish roan? I thought it was simple, but now I'm confused! lol He's half appaloosa, half QH, striped hooves, chestnut mane and tail, but his forelock has a fair amount of white.... (And I think he looks adorable in pink! :P)

Poseidon 03-06-2012 04:24 AM

That is a varnish roan. He also appear to have a snowcap blanket. As a general rule, classic roan does not touch the lower legs or face, where as varnish roan does whatever it pleases, continually lightening the horse similarly to gray, but over a longer period of time.

HowClever 03-06-2012 05:39 AM

I would say varnish also.
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GoldSahara 03-07-2012 03:47 PM

I think he is a varnish. I do love the pink, but come on! He's a boy! I just couldn't justify it myself.

MacabreMikolaj 03-07-2012 04:24 PM

^ Srsly? :-|

He's definitely a varnish - you can see how the roaning is all through his head and on his legs as well. True roans will always have solid legs and solid heads.

Chestnut Roan (aka. Strawberry or Red Roan)
http://www.theequinest.com/images/strawberry-roan.jpg

Chestnut Varnish Roan:
http://www.theequinest.com/images/roan-varnish.jpg

lilruffian 03-07-2012 06:18 PM

I was always under the impression that strawberries and reds were the same, only strawberries had flaxen manes

HarleyWood 03-07-2012 06:56 PM

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this is my first horse he was a twh 16 years old about 16hh, and a strawberry roan with a bold face and a tan to white tail.
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Nine 03-07-2012 11:25 PM

All beautiful horses. I would say the colors are ..... adorable.


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