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Chessie 01-02-2013 10:43 PM

Purple Roans?
 
Hi everyone,

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?

NdAppy 01-02-2013 10:45 PM

Under her roan she is a liver chestnut. All it is is a really dark red.

Chiilaa 01-02-2013 10:45 PM

Is she the horse in your avatar?

Chessie 01-02-2013 10:51 PM

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.

Chiilaa 01-02-2013 11:05 PM

Yeah, as NDAppy said, just a really dark chestnut with roan over the top. She is lovely!

Chessie 01-02-2013 11:07 PM

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.

Chiilaa 01-02-2013 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chessie (Post 1826345)
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.

It will change from season to season. Roans are a lot of fun that way :-)

NdAppy 01-02-2013 11:11 PM

Roans tend to show less "roan" appearance during the winter. how healthy they are can also effect how the coat appears as well.

Chessie 01-02-2013 11:12 PM

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. :)

NdAppy 01-02-2013 11:13 PM

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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