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CLaPorte432 05-18-2012 11:26 PM

Is there such thing as a "brown roan"?
 
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Is there such a thing as a brown roan?

I came across this sale ad today and he's listed as blue roan.
Good quiet horse for sale in Columbiana, Ohio :: HorseClicks

But when I think of a blue roan, I think of this...
2006 AQHA Blue Roan Mare for sale in Polk, Minnesota :: HorseClicks

NdAppy 05-18-2012 11:36 PM

Yes there is.

Brown roan would be a black horse with the brown agouti and roan (E_ At_ R_)

ETA and the horse is the first ad is for sure a brown. you have to remember at one point horses were labeled as blue roan or red roan. no other choices for roans horses.

smrobs 05-18-2012 11:39 PM

Yep, there is such a thing as brown roan, but many people register and refer to them as blue roans because it's easier and more common (or because they just can't tell the difference LOL). The same way that some people refer to bay roans as "strawberry" roans.

She's a beauty, regardless of what color they call her, but I did get a kick out of the rubber horn wrap on a cutting saddle:lol:.

CLaPorte432 05-18-2012 11:40 PM

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That's what I was thinking but I've never seen "brown roan" as a color choice.

The horse in the first ad is most definitely brown to me, plus the roan gene. :D

AnneGage 05-18-2012 11:43 PM

Here is an interesting website with information on the genetics of the roan colours as well as several pictures of different colours - including blue/brown, red, strawberry and bay. Roan

The roan gene mixes white hairs in evenly with the base coloured hair on the body.

Chiilaa 05-19-2012 12:06 AM

That website has a fair bit of mis-information on it. I wouldn't use it as a reference myself.

Bridgertrot 05-19-2012 01:18 AM

So can roan appear on any color technically?
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Chiilaa 05-19-2012 02:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Bridgertrot (Post 1506577)
So can roan appear on any color technically?
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Yes. Just like any other white pattern :-)

muumi 05-19-2012 02:44 AM

Interestings.
Does anyone know what a palomino roan would/could look like? :)
Is there such a thing?
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muumi 05-19-2012 02:48 AM

Just googled palomino roan. And there it was...
Interestings... You learn something every day.
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