Cody is one of several Bay roan band stallions on Sand Wash Basin HMA.
5 by 5 inches Watercolor
by Artist LindaLMartin
Roan's usually come in three colors Strawberry or Red roan, Bay roan, Blue roan( born black) but can actually be any color even dun or palomino. Roans are not the same color as grays and not even the same genes.
Here is how you tell the difference: A gray horse will start out solid and by the time it is an adult it will turn almost solid white with very little of its original color still left. A roan horse, on the other hand, will turn lighter on the main part of its body, but will stay dark on its head and face, legs and usually its tail and mane.
Although there are sometimes a few lighter hairs that show up in the mane and tail.
|Reference Photo of Cody|
by Sally E Wright.
Used by Permission
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