Possible Brown + Roan
These horses are suspected of being brown + roan, instead of bay + roan.
They have not been tested to learn whether their Agouti status is Aa or Ata
(they all have one recessive Agouti, a).
The photos below go in reverse order: Weanling age at top, and as you scroll
down, he is younger in the photos.
July, a couple months old (above)
The above foal's dam:
The mare above is also an example of a roan with a blue body, but she is
NOT genetically a blue roan.
She is either a brown + roan or a bay + roan.
A Rare Example of a Brown + Roan
That Looks Like A Blue Roan
The horse below has been genetically tested to be Aa. His A
is probably At (brown).
It is extremely rare for a brown or brown roan to LOOK like
a black or a blue roan. If I didn't know better, I'd say this horse's DNA
test was incorrect. But he also threw a brown foal from a black mare, which
was how the owner discovered that a DNA color test was needed. What this
means is that he will have less true blue roan foals, as some of his
black-legged roan foals will be brown roan instead of blue roan.
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