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Chapter 6. Roaning In Horses

Roaning In Horses

Roaning adds white hairs to any other base coat color.

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Strawberry Roan

Strawberry Roan horses & ponies, also known as Red Roan, have a chestnut base coat with white hairs mixed in that creates a slightly mottled appearance. This creates a range of colors that have a pink tint to the body color. Strawberry Roans keep their base color on their heads, manes and tails.

Bay Roan

Bay Roan horses have a bay base coat with white hairs mixed in to create a roaning appearance. The mane and tail will be black.

Blue Roan

Blue Roan horses have a bay or black base coat with white hairs mixed in to create a slightly mottled appearance. This creates a range of colors that can have a blue tint. Blue Roan horses keep their base color on their heads, manes and tails.