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brookesloveofbaker 06-19-2012 05:26 PM

Red Dun vs Red Roan??
 
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I bought this two year old two weeks ago and her color has changed a lot in the time. Although I feel as though she is a roan because her legs are red to her knees then it roans out it also roan by the base of her tail. However she does have a dorsal stripe. I just want to hear what people have to say! Thanks!

rhavennah 06-19-2012 05:55 PM

are either of her parents dun? if not, then she cannot possibly be a dun.

also, many horses exhibit dorsal stripes that are not real duns.

are either of her parents roan? roan is also a dominant gene and would have to be in one of the parents.

i don't see any "roaning" except perhaps on her barrel in the outside shot...but if she has it there and the base of her tail, perhaps look into rabicano marked horses.

brookesloveofbaker 06-19-2012 06:00 PM

I don't know about her parents as she was a rescue. Sorry they're not the best pictures I'll try to get more better ones.

Faceman 06-19-2012 07:01 PM

I don't see either dun or roan from those pictures...

Chiilaa 06-19-2012 07:32 PM

That is most definitely not a dorsal, it's countershading. So no, not dun.

As for roan, I don't see it, but I wouldn't completely rule it out until she has shed.

AnnaHalford 06-20-2012 01:55 AM

She looks like a sorrel / chestnut to me...

verona1016 06-20-2012 04:53 PM

The dorsal stripe definitely looks like countershading to me. The roaning isn't showing up well in the photos, but I can see it in the 3rd one. I imagine you can see it better in person!

So... not a red dun, but possibly red roan. Definitely chestnut/sorrel base.

Remali 06-26-2012 04:25 PM

Pretty horse! Definitely not roan. Could be red dun, what color are the sire and dam?

http://www.mustangs4us.com/Horse%20Colors/roan.htm

palominolover 06-26-2012 07:03 PM

I personally don't see red dun or roan. I see a light chestnut.

Poseidon 06-27-2012 03:23 AM

I can see a possibility of roan or rabicano maaaybe, but can you post pictures of her body without a flash so there isn't the glare on her hair?


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