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I was just curious if there was a special term for chestnut horses that are so deep red they look wine colored.
My girl is clearly a roan with some fun corn spots, and blonde feathers on her feet, but her head and upper neck are so deep red it makes her roaning take on a purple or lavender hue.
when I adopted her, she was more white, and over the summer more red. I haven't seen her full winter coat in yet since it is hard to reach her trainer's in the snow, but she seems really dark again.
Will my roan always be a horse of a different color?
Under her roan she is a liver chestnut. All it is is a really dark red.
Is she the horse in your avatar?
Yeah, I can post pics in the thread if you'd like. She's a BLM mustang, so genetics wise, she's clearly a mixed bag, very drafty though.
Yeah, as NDAppy said, just a really dark chestnut with roan over the top. She is lovely!
Does the amount of roaning change as her coat changes during the year? The internet seems to be a mixed bag about whether more or less white can show up year to year.
Roans tend to show less "roan" appearance during the winter. how healthy they are can also effect how the coat appears as well.
LOL, that's entertaining. Well, I think she's sweet no matter what color she is. It should be fun taking pictures of her and trying to guess what season it is. :)
What Chiilaa said as well. True roans do not gain more white or loose white. Varnish (appy roan) puts more white on a horse every year.
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