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Is my horse blue roan or steel gray?
I am not quite sure, I need your opinion!
2 yr. old qh
I would say blue roan :)
I vote blue roan too, because it hasn't affected his face (that I can see).
Hard to tell from the picture though. The big question is, has he always looked like that from when he shed his foal fluff, or has the roaning/grey increased? There's your answer.
I would say that he is a gray he does have gray thru out his head and legs which roans don't. Also a true blue roan is not supposed to have any red hair in them at all and he has red all thru his mane. Also roans will usually turn black in the winter.
It's also hard to tell just based on if he is getting lighter or not. I have a gray and a blue roan. My gray gets lighter and lighter every year and my blue roan gets lighter ever second year.
I say Blue Roan because he is ticked. I don't believe Steel Grays are.
Blue Roan - the white ticking gives the roan away
Steel Gray - a steel gray is generally solid
Small Town Girl,
It's hard to see from your pic if your horse has a "solid" black head. If so then he is a ROAN. If his head is greying as well then I'd say grey..
Greys get lighter each year, Roans change seasonally when they shed but the head stays dark. AND one more tip.. On a True Roan if there is an injury the spot will grow back in base coat, black on a blue roan, Bay on a bay roan sorrel on a red roan etc.. Make sense?
To me i think he would be a Blue Roan
^^^ i agree :) but then ive never been the best at all the little known colours :)
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