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post #31 of 33 Old 07-07-2010, 10:23 PM
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I don't know anything about color genetics, but two things: I would get rid of the italics, and I would not put Wikipedia in your "bibliography." Anyone can post anything on Wikipedia, and is therefore an innapropriate resource.

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I've seen at least one bay roan called strawberry. And yes, red roan for both. To me, those words (not the roan part of course lol) mean nothing to me since I don't know what the person actually means without seeing the horse. Just like tri-color ;)
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Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj View Post
Especially when educating about colors, I would definitely stick to the proper genetic term - and then underneath, maybe in brackets put (aka. strawberry roan, red roan, etc.)

CheyAut - I think you're thinking of red roan? That's the one I hate - strawberry roan is always usually chestnut, but some people use red roan (for a bay) interchangably for both colors.

It's the same as using the terms piebald, skewbald and/or overo for example - there is nothing specifically genetic linked to any of those terms so they're completely misleading (or tri-color, I HATE TRI-COLOR). It's always best to say this is a "buckskin roan tobiano splashed white" instead of this is a "tri-colored mustard tovero". See what I mean?

In answer to your question though, no, nobody has thought up a quirky name for buckskin or buckskin roan yet.

And in NO country is "colors/colours" spelled "coulours".
Yeah maybe i will change that then, i have done it the other way (nickname as title and actual in blurb)

Originally Posted by riccil0ve View Post
I don't know anything about color genetics, but two things: I would get rid of the italics, and I would not put Wikipedia in your "bibliography." Anyone can post anything on Wikipedia, and is therefore an innapropriate resource.
yeah you have a good point about Wikipedia but I only really used it for pictures. apparently the moderators on the site are much more strict that they used to be.

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