Originally Posted by Corporal
I always thought that chestnut and sorrel were the same COLOR, just differently used for registration. I have seen many roans of other breeds that look just like this horse.
Send me some links to read. I am interested in how DNA proves that a common color name is innaccurate.
I say chesnut, my sister says sorrel. Genetically they are the same. I find it is a breed, english/western thing.
I think what she is saying that while he is roan coloured, he won't carry the roan gene you find in Quarter Horses. Like none of my sabinos carry the sabino 1 gene found in other breeds. They haven't identified the sabino gene in Arabians yet. Could it be the same as the roan? I don't know...