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    Default Yet another color question!

    So, my Oldenburg has some of the funkiest things I have ever seen going on in her coat. To put this in perspective, I was formerly a dark bay, minimal white, TB kinda gal!

    Mare is chestnut. Has roaning throughout her body, which seems to be increasing. A white spot on her back, near side up by spine. 2 white hind legs, off side has extensive roaning above it to the point it looks smudged or fuzzy. Tail is very light at edges, almost flaxen looking. Face has a blaze, straight down the middle until the bottom, where it widens out over her right nostril. Nose has some dark spots in the white. Lots of lighter, not quite white, maybe flaxen, hairs in the mane as well.

    What the heck is going on with all the roaning? I have noticed it increasing since I got her in April. It was more noticeable when she shed out, of course. But even looking at a photo of her from last year, her tail is much lighter now than then...



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    Sabino roaning most likely.
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    Will her tail continue to go more flaxen and/or the white hairs continue taking over the chestnut? I don't think I am disciplined enough to keep a grey clean!



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    It's unlikely to get significant, but it could get to be more than it is
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