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CowgirlMama 11-13-2012 11:03 PM

What color IS she?
 
So, I know Babe is an appaloosa, but I'm not sure what this color type is or what to call her. :? What do you say she is?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8...aae1e3d597.jpg

Lwhisperer 11-13-2012 11:13 PM

My guess would be red roan, though I'm not sure I've seen a roan quite that "splotchy" before. She's very pretty! I'm sure some other members on here have more experienced/informative answers. :)

Chiilaa 11-13-2012 11:15 PM

She is roaned because of the appaloosa colouring. She is what is called a varnish roan, on a chestnut base. So I would call her a chestnut varnish roan. As she gets older, the roan will progress and she will gradually colour out, until colour is only really left on her bony points such as hips and face and legs.

HorseLovinLady 11-13-2012 11:35 PM

My best guess is either chestnut varnish roan or red roan. Whatever color she sure is pretty!! Also welcome to the forum!

Poseidon 11-13-2012 11:47 PM

Definitely varnish roan. Like Chiilaa said, her color will continue to change. I enjoy watching varnishes change more than grays because grays always have the same endpoint. Varnish changes at whatever rate it wants and never really finish.

Nokotaheaven 11-14-2012 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Poseidon (Post 1757060)
Definitely varnish roan. Like Chiilaa said, her color will continue to change. I enjoy watching varnishes change more than grays because grays always have the same endpoint. Varnish changes at whatever rate it wants and never really finish.

Lol, maybe you should see my grey :P

CowgirlMama 11-14-2012 02:03 PM

She's in her 20s already, so not a young girl. ;) I really love her color, so I'm glad I know what it is now! I have a friend who's sending me a blue halter for her. I can't wait to use it. What she has right now is pink and it clashes with her coat.


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