Colors, Genetics & Breeds
Unquestionably stunning, roan horses are very coveted in the equine world. Their unique coloring looks as if they have been permanently dusted with snow or powdered sugar!
Roan horses have a unique roan coat pattern, an even and visually appealing blend of white and colored hair within an animal’s coat.
If a horse inherits the roan gene from at least one of its parents, it will have display roan pattern on its coat.
This is the terminology used to describe lighter chestnut-colored horses because they appear more strawberry red with the roan pattern.
They technically are not roans, as they do not have the classic roan genetic markers.